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John Paul II: Blessed in 2010?

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POPE GREETS CARDINAL JOSEPH RATZINGER

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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