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Vatican: Pope John Paul II to become saint

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 07/05/2013 @ 12:46 pm In Faith,Front Page,World | No Comments

(NBC NEWS) Pope Francis cleared John Paul II for sainthood on Friday, approving miracles attributed to the late pontiff.

Pope John Paul II’s first approved miracle was the healing of a French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre. Her recovery from Parkinson’s disease after praying for the late pontiff’s intersession offered no medical explanation, according to the Vatican. The healing was confirmed as a miracle just six months after the pope’s death in 2005.

The second miracle is said to have occurred on May 1, 2011 – the night of John Paul’s beatification ceremony in St. Peter’s Square – and was the healing of a Costa Rican woman.


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