John Paul II

Pope moves "Rosary Priest," JPII's mentor toward sainthood

Pope Francis has moved two major 20th Century Catholic clergymen on the road to possible sainthood: The Rev. Patrick Peyton, the "Rosary Priest" who preached to millions on radio, TV and film; and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, mentor to the future Pope John Paul II.

The Vatican said Tuesday that Francis had approved decrees asserting both men lived lives of heroic Christian virtue, some of the dozen such decrees approved the day before during an audience with the head of the Vatican's saint-making office.

Secret Vatican committees of doctors, cardinals, theologians and bishops must now certify a miracle attributed to each man's intercession in order for him to be...