Catholics around the world celebrate new saints.

Sunday April 27, Pope Francis oversaw a historic moment for the Catholic Church. He made Pope John the XXIII and Pope John Paul II saints at the same time. Two popes have never before been canonized in the same ceremony.

Guest commentator Justin Catanoso feels a special connection to Pope John Paul. When he was 24 and his new bride, Laurelyn, was 23, they experienced this pope's captive presence during the height of John Paul's influence.  Catanoso describes that moment on Real People, Real Stories. He's the director of journalism at Wake Forest University.

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