Friday, April 3, 2009

Vatican investigates alleged miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II

A man who sustained a "non-survivable" gunshot to the head during a mugging, may have been the beneficiary of a special grace through the intercession of Pope John Paul II. It was four years ago that Pope John Paul II died. April 2, 2005 was Divine Mercy Saturday on that year.

Jory Aebly Given Rosary Blessed by Pope John Paul, Recovery Could Help With Sainthood

April 2, 2009

When Jory Aebly was shot in the head, execution-style during a mugging five weeks ago in Cleveland, Ohio, that should have been the end of it. Doctors at the Metro Health Medical Center told his family it was a "non-survivable" injury, according to the hospital's Web site.

But Tuesday, a very-much-alive Aebly was wheeled to a press conference before he went home in what some believe is a true "miracle," possibly good enough to help earn deceased Pope John Paul II sainthood.

"It's one in a million," Dr. Robert Geertman, a neurosurgeon involved in Aebly's treatment, said in a press conference just days after the shooting. "My jaw was on the floor after a day or two of seeing he is hanging on. ... I'd say it's pretty miraculous."

Continue reading: "Miracle" at ABC News

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