The late Pope John Paul II is set to be beatified as stated in the recent news. I really like him since he always looked gentle and he smiled a lot. I felt sad when he died more than five years ago. I remember crying with my mother when we watched his solemn funeral on the television. That was a really a sad day. However, I am too happy now to here this good news.
The news said:
Pope Benedict set to beatify John Paul II
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:39pm EST
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Former Pope John Paul II will move a step closer to sainthood this week when his successor Pope Benedict approves the case for his beatification, Vatican sources said Wednesday.
In “a few days” the Vatican’s Prefect for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, is expected present Benedict with the evidence that John Paul performed a miracle and should be beatified, one source said.
At that point Benedict is expected to approve the recommendation and set a date for the ceremony less than six years after the death of the Polish pontiff.
One miracle is needed for beatification, while two are required for sainthood.
Tuesday a Vatican commission of cardinals and bishops, members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, approved medical and theological evidence that John Paul had miraculously cured a nun with Parkinson’s disease, paving the way for the beatification request to be presented…
The whole news is here in this link: http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE70B5EV20110112.