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His time has come: John Paul II "was a truly authentic guy," said a Maryland man who served at the pope's side from 1986 to 1988. John Paul and Pope John XXIII will be canonized as saints during a Vatican ceremony Sunday. (Associated Press)
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His time has come: John Paul II "was a truly authentic guy," said a Maryland man who served at the pope's side from 1986 to 1988. John Paul and Pope John XXIII will be canonized as saints during a Vatican ceremony Sunday. (Associated Press)

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