Pope John Paul Takes Step Towards Sainthood

Pope Benedict XVI approved a miracle attributed to his predecessor John Paul II today and the Vatican announced that the Polish pope will be beatified on May 1. Beatification is step towards sainthood and the ceremony is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to Rome, especially people from John Paul II's Polish homeland. John Paul II's funeral in 2005 drew millions. The Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously agreed that the sudden recovery of Sister Marie Simon-Pierre...Full Story
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