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John Paul II: Blessed in 2010?

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The Telegraph reports that the beatification of John Paul II could be just months away.

The paper quotes Gianni Alemanno, the mayor of Rome, as saying: “These are internal decisions [for the Vatican] but it is expected to take place at the latest by next year.”

The Vatican is reportedly still considering whether the “miraculous” healing of a French nun of Parkinson’s disease was due to the late pope’s intercession.

But in the absence of an official announcement the report is probably simply intriguing guesswork.

Photo: John Paul II greets Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on October 22 1978 (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano)

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Written by Luke Coppen

November 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm

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