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John Paul II is a saint, but his sainthood’s unfortunate

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No one understood the symbolic power of saint-making better than Pope John Paul II, who proclaimed 482 of them — a 500-year record — and included far more diverse role models, too. Only God makes a saint, of course, but the official imprimatur of the church says, “Do what this person did.”

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No one understood the symbolic power of saint-making better than Pope John Paul II, who proclaimed 482 of them -- a 500-year record -- and included far more diverse role models, too. Only God makes a saint, of course, but the official imprimatur of the church says, "Do what this person did."

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