Vatican commission approves second miracle for John Paul II, clearing path to sainthood
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/2/2013 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Vatican officials confirm that Pope John Paul II is now just one step away from sainthood after a Vatican commission approved a second miracle attributed to the late Holy Father.
Pope John Paul II will soon be declared a saint if Francis approves.
VATICAN CITY (Catholic Online) - A Vatican commission has approved a second miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II. The late pontiff died in 2005 and has been on a fast track to sainthood ever since.
Now, with all hurdles cleared, the last formal obstacle is merely an approval from Pope Francis.
The Congregation for the causes of Saints is made of specially selected cardinals and bishops whose role it is to investigate thoroughly the life of any individual recommended for consideration. If they find a person has lived rightly, with God, they may be considered for formal sainthood if two miracles can be scientifically attributed to them.
The Commission already approved one miracle, the healing of a French nun with Parkinson's disease. A second miracle has now been attributed.
Pope John Paul II is one of the most beloved popes in history and served the Church from his youth in Poland during World War II, until his passing in 2005. During that time, he helped to save Jews from the Nazis, he held the line on key issues of the faith, was instrumental in the downfall of Communism, and canonized a great number of saints.
Pope John Paul II was so popular that many called for his sainthood at his funeral. However, at the time Church law mandated a five-year waiting period before the process could even begin. His successor, Pope Benedict XVI, waived that requirement.
Vatican officials are saying nothing more at this time, however it is expected that Pope Francis will approve the findings and Pope John Paul II will be acknowledged as a saint.
Meanwhile, it should be understood that Church recognition of a saint does not confer anything upon a genuine saint. A saint is any individual who has been received into heaven, and it is most likely that His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, has been aware of his sainthood since 2005 and no fact can be more heartwarming than that.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for MAY 2017
Christians in Africa. That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.
Father, raise up women like Catherine of Siena for this new missionary age of your Church. Women who are so in love with you, and so ... continue reading
The most kids know of St. Patrick 's Day is that you must wear green or you'll get a pinch from your friends. Adults see the day as an ... continue reading
Here are some more little-known facts about St. Patrick's Day. 1. The Irish began celebrating St. Patrick's Day as early ... continue reading
In the middle of the 5th century, the Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages led raids into Roman Britain. His warlords took captives as ... continue reading
If you are an American, today is Thanksgiving. Hopefully today you have made a point to attend Mass and to give thanks to God for all His ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- A message from Heaven: God is the only way to peace
- St. John Baptist de Rossi: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, May 23, 2017
- St. John Baptist de Rossi HD Video
- Daily Readings for Tuesday, May 23, 2017
- Which unique characteristic lies within Pope Francis' new cardinals?
- Bomb explodes during Ariana Grande concert full of young fans HD Video
- How bad is religious freedom in the U.S.? Supreme Court Justice Alito ...
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 HD
- Fatima apparitions to be featured in dramatic new film HD
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Monday, May 22nd, 2017 HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.