Skip to comments.With Second Miracle Approved, JPII Likely to Be Canonized in October
Posted on 06/19/2013 8:30:52 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
The second miracle has been approved, and Blessed John Paul II is now one step closer to canonization.
In the Catholic Church, canonization is the process of formally declaring a person of heroic virtue to be a saint. Catholics believe that saints are already in heaven; and canonized saints can be venerated (regarded with reverential respect), and their lives held up to Christians here on earth as examples to be imitated. Two documented miracles are required before a formal declaration of sainthood can be made.
On Tuesday, June 18 in Vatican City, the board of theologians of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the second miracle, opening the door to a declaration that Pope John Paul II did, indeed, live a life of heroic virtue, and that he is now in heaven with God. This paves the way for the formal canonization, which will likely be on Sunday, October 20.
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Looking forward to it!
Would like to know about the two miracles. Is there any room for transparency here?
There’s plenty of detail about the first miracle, which was the cure of a French nun with Parkinson’s disease.
None of the sources I checked presently give details about the second miracle. The ruling of the medical authorities is not the final word; there is an additional process of review.
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