Blessed John Paul II one step closer to canonization

jpii-2Vatican insiders report that a second miracle has been approved in the cause for Blessed John Paul II’s canonization.  The Congregation for the Causes of Saints reportedly approved the miraculous healing of a Costa Rican woman through the intercession of Blessed John Paul II, a healing that was approved by doctors as having no natural explanation.

The late pope was beatified on May 1, 2011 after a French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, was miraculously cured of Parkinson’s disease through his intercession. After the confirmation of a second miracle by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, all that is left in the canonization process is the approval of a commission of cardinals and bishops and the final signature of Pope Francis.

There is speculation that Pope Francis may canonize him on October 20 of this year.

Read the full story at the National Catholic Register.

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