May 1, 2011 - Is beatified, or declared "blessed", as a saint by his successor Pope Benedict XVI. A vial of Pope John Paul II's blood is displayed before the crowd.
July 5, 2013 - The Vatican announces that Pope John Paul II will be made a saint. A date for the canonization has not been announced.
Travels: 1979 - Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Bahamas, Poland, Ireland, the United States and Turkey.
1980 - Zaire, the Congo, Kenya, Ghana, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), Ivory Coast, France, Brazil, West Germany,
1981 - Pakistan, the Philippines, Guam, Japan, and the US.
1982 - Nigeria, Benin, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal, Switzerland, San Marino, Spain, United Kingdom, Brazil and Argentina.
1983 - Portugal, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Haiti, Poland, France, and Austria.
1984 - US, South Korea, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Thailand, Switzerland, Canada, Spain, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
1985 - Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire, Kenya, Morocco, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
1986 - India, Colombia, St Lucia, France, Bangladesh, Singapore, Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Seychelles.
1987 - Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, West Germany, Poland, the US, and Canada.
1988 - Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Austria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and France.
1989 - Madagascar, Reunion Island, Zambia, Malawi, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Indonesia, Mauritius, and East Timor.
1990 - Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, Curacao, Malta, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and the Ivory Coast.
1991 - Portugal, Poland, Hungary and Brazil.
1992 - Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, and the Dominican Republic.
1993 - Benin, Uganda, Sudan, Albania, Spain, Jamaica, Mexico, US, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
1994 - Croatia.
1995 - Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Slovakia, Cameroon, South Africa, Kenya, and US.
1996 - Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Venezuela, Tunisia, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, and France.
1997 - Bosnia, Czech Republic, Lebanon, Poland, France, and Brazil.
1998 - Cuba, Nigeria, Austria, and Croatia.
1999 - Mexico, US, Romania, Poland, Slovenia, India, and Georgia
2000 - Egypt, Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and Portugal.
2001 - Greece, Syria, Malta, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Armenia.