Skip to comments.Benedict XVI: 'It Was Clear John Paul II Was a Saint'
Posted on 03/07/2014 6:21:52 AM PST by marshmallow
In his first interview since his abdication, Pope Emeritus Benedict has revealed how he became convinced that his Polish predecessor John Paul II was a saint.
The former pope's reflections come less than two months before the canonisation of the late Polish pontiff, marking the final stage in his path to sainthood.
The reality that John Paul II was a saint became increasingly clear to me in the years that I worked with him, the retired pontiff stated in a written interview published in Italian paper Corriere della Sella.
John Paul II did not ask for applause, and he never looked troubled when he was taking decisions.
He acted in accordance with his faith and his beliefs, and he was also willing to endure blows against him, he added.
I could not and should not have imitated him, but I did try and continue his legacy and endeavours as best as I could.
Pope John Paul II will be canonised in the Vatican on 27 April.
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Well of course!
Looking forward to Divine Mercy Sunday, 2014, when the Church makes it offical.
Duh. ALl Christians are saints.
I don’t think JPII should be canonized to sainthood based on the following.
He knew of the abuse of children by perverted Priests and did nothing about It for over 25 Years. Benedict XVI was in the position to help the children and also did nothing for 25 Years. Bene XVI was an enabler and therefor can’t speak to the Character of JPII.
All very sad, Still a major problem. No need to rush.
I was taught that “ all Catholics who die in the state of Grace are saints and go to heaven”.
What a dufus.
Ah................in this life, called to be “little s saints”. The only time the capital S for saint comes is for the next, just correcting.
Yes, yes they are. The Bible clearly says that is so.
How Many Miracles are Required to Canonize a Saint?
Saints [Catholic, Orthodox, Open]
SAINTHOOD 101: Rules for Becoming a Saint [Catholic Caucus]
The Process of Becoming a Saint (Canonization) [Catholic Caucus]
Pope Lists Criteria for Causes of Canonization
Here are references for the process for Catholic sainthood.
We are all sinners. We might be saints in the making, but, nevertheless, we are all sinners.
Have they been announced “venerable”, “beatified” or “canonized”?
Otherwise they are not saints. We are all sinners while we are alive on earth.
We are all sinners.
Although I think in the case of Blessed Mother Teresia of Calcutta, it was a few short years after she had passed on.
Even during the funeral Blessed John Paul II, I remember there were chants for him to be declared a saint. Do you remember that?
An add-on to post 15, the Church did put her on an early fast track, because of the holy life she lived.
"Brother Roger is in the hands of eternal goodness and eternal love and has arrived at eternal joy."
And it was Cardinal Ratzinger who dissed Limbo of the Infants.
Well one fellow Christian speaking about another fellow Christian.
Was not Limbo in question anyways for many years now?
Limbo has never been in question. It’s the final disposition of souls in Limbo which will always be in question.
What are are your comments on St. Roger?? You did not address that topic.
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