Transcript for Former Pope John Paul II Bypasses Vatican Law, Canonized as Saint
development from the vatican today. Pope francis clearing one of the post beloved popes in recent church history for sainthood. Here's abc's nick sclif rein now. Reporter: He was the pilgrim pope. The man who traveled the world inspiring a generation. John paul ii was so beloved, at his funeral, a million and a half cried "santo subito" -- sainthood now. Today, their prayers were answered. I was herin the square after his death, realizing that I was already starting to pray, not for him, but to him. As someone who was already in heaven. Reporter: For john paul to become a saint, three things had to happen. First, he had to live a virtuous life, and then perform what the church calls "two miracles." First the church said he cured this nun of parkinson's. And when this costa rican woman suffered an aneurysm, she says she prayed to john paul and was healed. In historical terms, this is a very quick canonization. Reporter: John paul was admired on earth and now he is revered in heaven. Nick schifrin, abc news, london.
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