Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bl. John Paul II to be named a saint?

There was big news yesterday about the author of the Theology of the Body audiences, Bl. John Paul II:

The Vatican doctors approve the miracle to make Wojtyla a saint

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The medical council has recognized one healing as inexplicable If the theologians' OK were to arrive, John Paul would become a Saint only eight years after his death

Andrea Tornielli
Vatican City  

"A saint now!" The canonisation of Wojtyla is getting closer quickly and it could be celebrated next October. In fact, in the past few days, the medical council of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has recognized as inexplicable one healing attributed to the blessed John Paul II. A supposed "miracle" that, if it is also approved by theologians and the cardinals (as it is very likely), will bring the Polish Pope, who died in 2005, the halo of sainthood in record time, just eight years after his death. ....

The full article from La Stampa here.

UPDATE: it's true!   http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/05/world/europe/vatican-pope-sainthood
And Bl. John XXIII as well! 

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