The process of beatification, or declaring the late pontiff to be “blessed”, is a crucial step towards making him a saint.
Pope Benedict XVI has formally approved a miracle attributed to his late predecessor, paving the way to John Paul II’s beatification on 1 May.
John Paul II died in 2005 after a papacy of nearly 27 years.
The Vatican credits him with the miraculous cure of a nun said to have had Parkinson’s Disease.
Church officials believe that the Polish pope, who himself suffered from the condition, interceded for the miraculous cure of Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, a Frenchwoman in her late forties.
She has said her illness inexplicably disappeared two months after John Paul II’s death, after she and her fellow nuns had prayed to him.
Church-appointed doctors agreed that there was no medical explanation for the curing of the nun, although last year there were some doubts about the validity of the miracle.
A Polish newspaper said that a doctor who scrutinised the nun’s case had concluded that she might have been suffering not from Parkinson’s, but from a nervous disorder from which temporary recovery is medically possible.
Up to a million people are expected to gather in Rome for the beatification.
His body will not be displayed but placed in a tomb under a simple marble stone reading “Beatus Ioannes Paulus II” (Blessed John Paul II).
In order for John Paul II to be canonised as a saint, a second miracle would have to be verified following the beatification.
Source: The BBC.
It is amazing that the Vatican seems to be unable to verify a single miracle of the late Pope, while he was alive. He reigned as Pope for 27 years.
The problem by verifying a miracles done by a man, after his death is obvious.
And it is quite silly to examine such claimed miracles.
Who, if anyone, can be a trustworthy witness and verify who was the performer?
Forget about the issue, if a miracle like this should be considered true or false:
If Pope John Paul II had performed even a single miracle in broad daylight, no one would have questioned if a miracle had taken place.
If Pope John Paul II did not perform a miracle during 27 years as Pope, his spiritual life was more than dry. His time as Pontiff must have been miserable.
All who were not blind, could not have failed to understand that his life was miserable, full of falsehood and idol worship. His life was also filled with pain and agony, a crippled man both physically and spiritually.
All honest men, would have resigned from their office, and retired if they could not conduct their work properly.
The late Pope was never able to understand the Gospel, not able to read the message on the wall.
Lets look at the Biblical perspective of the “saints” of the Roman Catholic religion.
The wickedness of the Roman Catholic Church, making “saints” after mortal men have departed, can be understood by all who can read.
The Bible explains who the real saints are, the living people of God, walking on the Earth.
Sing to the Lord, O you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make some contribution for the poor among the saints of Jerusalem.
2 Corinthians 13:13
All the saints (the people of God here) salute you.
All these verses are from the Amplified Bible version.
What a waist of souls. What a religious movement formed and controlled by demons down in the bottomless pit. There will most likely be no end of the unlimited mockery and falsehood distributed globally from the Vatican.