Friday, January 14, 2011

Beatification of Pope John Paul II moves forward



Just over an hour ago, it was announced that the beatification of Pope John Paul II is moving forward.  I am giving you this google translate version of the first paragraph of the notification, which was only available in Italian when I just visited (toggle the radio button in the upper right hand corner if you know Italian and follow the link).

The day January 14, 2011, the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI, during the audience granted EM. Mo Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, has authorized the Congregation to promulgate the Decree on the miracle attributed to the Venerable Servant of God John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla). This act ends the process that precedes the rite of beatification, the date will be decided by the Holy Father.

EDIT: Here is an interview with Cardinal Amato - the Prefect for the Congregation/Saints at Vatican Radio

Watch for Catholic news sources reporting on this with more complete coverage, probably within hours of this post. 

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3 comments:

Kevin said...

As a traditionalist, my view on JPII was always a bit mixed. (Lot more favorable than most of my brethren though.)

Whenever anyone asked me if he would be declared a saint, I always said "most likely, but here's hoping Benedict doesn't do an insta-canonization like some are calling for."

The 5 years have passed, and he's doing it by the books. That in itself I think was smart.

And Blessed John Paul, if you could, might I ask your intercession in making sure that your canonization proceed along the same lines as well? :)

Nick said...

I just hope the cults to the saints don't overshadow one another :)

Nick said...

New Vatican channel for JPII: http://www.youtube.com/user/GiovanniPaoloII