Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Donate your vehicle during the month of April or May and you'll be entered into a $500 Visa gift card drawing!

The Process of Becoming a Saint

<b>Web Extra</b>: The Road to Sainthood

Many Catholics around the world have called for the immediate canonization of Pope John Paul II.

But according to the rules, originally devised by John Paul himself, that can't happen for at least five years. NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with Father Richard McBrien, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, about the road to sainthood.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country. They track the shift to clean energy, state and federal policy moves, and how people and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of climate change.
Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.