CHICAGO (CBS) — There was another reason to celebrate mass at a church on Chicago’s Southwest Side today.
Five Holy Martyrs has ties to Pope John Paul II, who the Vatican says will be a saint by the end of the year. Parishioners at the mainly Polish church said they’re proud of the late pontiff.
Several people who spoke to WBBM to said they had met John Paul, who visited Chicago three times. He came as Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, he came in 1969 and 1976 and once as Pope in 1979.