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Future saint Pope John Paul II and his L.A. legacy




Pope John Paul II at Giants Stadium in New Jersey in 1995.
Pope John Paul II at Giants Stadium in New Jersey in 1995.
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On Friday morning, the Vatican announced that the late Pope John Paul II will be made a saint.

This is especially rare, since it takes most people hundreds of years to reach sainthood, while Pope John Paul II passed away in 2005.

For more on what Pope John Paul II meant to Los Angeles, and his path to sainthood, we're joined by Father Thomas Rausch, a professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University.