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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