The process of canonizing Pope John Paul II has begun and local Catholics are sharing thoughts. Father Troy Richmond from St. James Catholic Church says he has heard from many local Catholics who are very happy to see the process moving. He says the canonization process first started shortly after Pope John Paul II’s death in 2005 by Pope Benedict and the Bishops. Father Richmond says the late pontiff was said to have lived a life of “heroic virtues” by Pope Benedict. He adds Pope John Paul II will become a saint on Sunday, May 1st.