Skip to comments.John Paul beatification news could come Friday, reports say
Posted on 01/13/2011 9:57:08 AM PST by ConorMacNessa
The Vatican could announce as soon as Friday that the late Pope John Paul II is to be beatified, putting him on the verge of sainthood, several Italian newspapers reported this week.
Catholic Church officials have credited him with a miracle, Il Giornale reported Thursday, and all that remains is for the pope to confirm it. The newspaper La Repubblica carried a similar report. Neither story named its sources.
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi refused to confirm the news, but said it was "reasonable to expect it" if the Catholic cardinal in charge of the beatification process had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI on Friday.
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This is good news!
Heck of a week. Obama worked his first miracle yesterday.
Medical and theological experts have credited John Paul II with the healing of a nun whose order prayed to him after he died in 2005.
I think the Pope JPII was a great man. I am a little surprised Medical experts credit a him with doing this miracle after he died.