To me Pope John Paul II, has always been a saint. Throughout his whole life. I am half Polish, so if my Grandmother have even heard of Him becoming Pope. I am that she would have been overcome with pride.
When Priest's were leaving church, some teen's went to see Pope John Paul II, after which some wanted to become Priest's. Praise the Lord!
A friend and I play and sing, music for preschoolers at mass. When ever Pope John Paul II got ill they would pray for Him. Pope John Paul's death was nothing but prayers.