Cardinal George Pell
Cardinal George Pell is certain Pope John Paul II will become a saint, possibly within five years, according to an AAP report in the Herald Sun.
Cardinal Pell said he believes canonisation is likely to be conferred within three to five years. "This is the penultimate stage; he'll be declared blessed, there'll be a pause - I don't know three years, five years, some period of time, before he's canonised," Cardinal Pell told AAP.
"But he's making pretty good time."
Asked if sainthood was a certainty, he replied: "I would say so, yes." Cardinal Pell said there is widespread support for Pope John Paul's sainthood in Australia and around the world.
John Paul may be sainted within five years (Herald Sun/AAP)