There’s only one institution in the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago named after Pope John XXIII; it’s an elementary school in Evanston, and anticipation there is building for the late pope’s upcoming canonization in Rome.
The Vatican on Friday placed the late Pope John Paul II on track for sainthood.
Thousands of the faithful at the Vatican for Easter on Sunday will remain in Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II next week. Hundreds of Chicagoans also plan to make the journey.
The beatification of Pope John Paul II comes May 1, and Francis Cardinal George says he will be in Rome and participating in the ceremony.