Pope Francis has announced two of his predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, will both be canonized, or officially declared saints in the Catholic church, on April 27, 2014. In Pope John Paul II's case, sainthood will come a short nine years after his death.
The news is hitting close to home for those who worked with Department of Health Director Loretta Fuddy as well as those she helped. People who knew her say she was a genuine person who always cared for others.
Ever present but rarely so public, the rift between conservative and moderate Republicans over policy and tactics was on full display Thursday ahead of a House vote on the compromise federal budget worked out with Democrats.