Pope John Paul II to be canonized as saint, some question decision

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ROME -- The Vatican made it official Sunday.  Pope John Paul II will become Saint John Paul, less than a decade after his death.

The late pontiff will be canonized this year along with a predecessor and reformer, Pope John XXIII.

Church officials said the measure of a saint is not the list of accomplishments or setbacks -- but how holy a person was.

The formal ceremony for canonizing John Paul II could come as early as this December.

CNN's Brian Todd has more on the many opinions about John Paul II.

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