The much-anticipated beatification of Pope John Paul II will take place on May 1, the Sunday after Easter. The healing of a French nun with Parkinson’s disease was officially recognized as the miracle that made John Paul II a “blessed.” The title is given to martyrs and other Christians to whom a miracle has been officially attributed, thus bringing them one step closer to sainthood. Pope Benedict XVI approved the decree for the beatification of his predecessor during a Jan. 14 audience with the head of the Vatican department for saints’ causes, Cardinal Angelo Amato and promulgated the decree with his signature.
LET US TOGETHER GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR THIS WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!