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Pope John Paul Cleared For Sainthood

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The Vatican on Friday cleared the late Pope John Paul II for sainthood.

The news was greeted with joy among the Chicago Polish community, who also recalled with fondness the historic trip John Paul took to Chicago more than 30 years ago.

However, the news is not without some controversy, as CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.

The Survivors Network Of Those Abused By Priests said John Paul did nothing to stop the abuse crimes at the hands of priests in Chicago and across the United States.


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