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John Paul II to be beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of Divine Mercy Comments

The sentiment of the faithful "Santo Subito" echoed as the Church discerned the cause of his canonization. Now, he will be raised to the Altar on the Feast of Divine Mercy and the faithful will call him "Blessed John Paul II." We will soon affirm what miracles effected by his intercession confirm, John Paul II is a Saint.  Continue Reading

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  1. Paul
    3 years ago

    Pope John Paul II was a great leader and a great teacher, but beatifying him at this stage is a serious mistake. He did things that no Christian, still less a pope, should do. Praising occultic religion and promoting it by interreligious events is totally contrary to Scripture. It represents the root error that has brought such great trouble to our Church. History will form a much clearer view of these things than we can have just a few years after the great man's death.

  2. Roger M.Manuel
    3 years ago

    Glory to God. Truly Pope John Paul II has a special place in our heart and in every filipino. God Blessed the Philippines!. Pope John paul ii Pray FoR us .

  3. David Arinzechi
    3 years ago

    Here, we are witnessing the triumph of the Good Shepherd ; like his Master he fed The Sheep with exactly what the The Master recommended; and how He recommended that The Sheep should be fed. He became the servant of the servants of God; and indeed he is being raised high; very high, most likely would be called St. John Paul The Great!

  4. Helen Donegan
    3 years ago

    I look forward to meeting many of those coming to Rome for this great event, I will be here to help as much as I can. Pope John Paul II was a shining example of all that is good in the world. I hope May 1st will be a day of real joy and happiness for everyone.

  5. ochai ogbe
    3 years ago

    unfortunately, some people call this "servant of the servants of christ" Antichrist
    can an antichrist lead the life that he led?
    can he (antichrist) preach what he preached?
    can they stand up for what he stood up for even in the face of agressive secularism?
    the bible, which those who called him Antichrist belive, says, "By their friut ye shall know them'' and JOHN PAUL II bore the fruit of God, he bore no grudge against his would be assassin and in doing so emulated God when he said in the bible, "Forgive them father for they know not what they do"
    He responded with so much love and deep understanding of the mind of christ to those who wanted to kill the world by calling for same sex marriage, abortion, Extreme feminism ( i say extreme because i know that feminism is not wrong ) etc
    i do not think the Antichrist will kick against abortion, homosexuality etc
    stop calling the pope Antichrist!

  6. Zeeshan Samuel
    3 years ago

    How to participate in Beatification of John Paul II.

  7. liliatun
    3 years ago

    We, the 2000 Hail Marys group of Staten Island, NY love Pope John Paul II very much we hope we can attend his beatification this May 1, 2011 please help us dear Lord,loving Jesus, BVM our mother to witness his sainthood up the vatican and heaven where he belongs.

  8. Gemma
    4 years ago

    the PHILIPPINES will "TELL THE WORLD OF HIS LOVE!" we will continue to SHOUT... JOHN PAUL II WE LOVE YOU! thank you so much for visiting our country.. MARAMING SALAMAT PO! MABUHAY

  9. Rajam justin
    4 years ago


    It was on the 1st of May 1991 remembering our 25th Wedding Anniversary which falls on the 2nd of May that my husband Justin and I were priveledged to have an audience with Our dear Pope John Paul II in Vatican. His Holiness held both our hands with his both hands and asked "Are you from India? and we replied " Holy Father we are from Singapore, and he said "Oh Singapore!" with an Italian expression with a beautiful smile he blessed us. This was an unforgettable holy experience we both had 20 years ago. On that day itself we both felt that we have touched a Saint. This signiifant photograph adores our home "Glory". Every day when we see that photo we thank God for the priveledge of seeing Holy Father in person and we always remember His Holiness and pray to him. We also gratefully remember His Holiness replied our letter blessing our daughter Carolyn's wedding on 18th May 1991, it was Holy Father's Birthday date too. Another coincident is that our grand daughter Lydia ( Carolyn and Srithar's child ) was born on 2nd of April 1998, the day our dear Holy Father's death Anniversary is on 2nd of April 2005.

    Blessed John Paul II pray for us all.

  10. Jose Talamayan Perez
    4 years ago

    Wherever JP II visited, people all over the world shouted,
    and he answered, JOHN PAUL II, HE LOVES YOU!
    He should be known as, "JOHN PAUL II, THE BELOVED II"

    Joe Marie Perez

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