The Vatican officially announced today that Pope John Paul II will be canonized by the end of 2013, although a date has not yet been set. It is expected that he will be canonized at the same time as Pope John XXIII. Considering that a million people attended the beatification, I cannot imagine what St. Peter's Square will be like for two papal canonizations! Stay tuned for information about the date, when it is announced. More information is available here.