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Thousands of people have begun arriving in Rome in advance of the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Pope Benedict put John Paul on the fast-track for possible sainthood when he dispensed with the traditional five-year waiting period. (April 30)
...Church officials in Rome estimated as many as a million people may attend Sunday's mass celebrating the beatification of John Paul II. Saturday Pope Benedict XVI expressed his joy on the eve of the beatification of his "great predecessor" Jean Paul II in a...
Storms aftermath...Ohio shooting puzzle...Pope John Paul to be beatified9&10 NewsROME (AP) — Pope John Paul II is to be beatified Sunday in the Vatican's St. Peter's Square. Thousands of people flooded Rome's Circus Maximus field Saturday night for a prayer vigil. Beatification is a major milestone on John Paul's path to sainthood ...and more »
The city of Rome is bursting with activity just a few hours before the beatification of John Paul II, remembering some of the most important moments of his life. The vigil is being held at the Circus Maximus, where many Christians were actually killed in Roman times, but it's now filled with people who braved the weather to remember the Polish pope.
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...to perform a miracle, thus permitting the beatification to go ahead. Another miracle will have to be attributed to Pope John Paul II's intercession after the beatification in order for him to be declared a saint. Some 90 official delegations from around the...
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Wadowice, Poland: John Paul II to be beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of Divine Mercy
The late Pope John Paul II will be beatified as a saint just six years after his death-- the shortest period of time between death and sainthood of any one person that the Catholic Church has allowed. Could the process have been too fast?
...25, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Many Catholics feel personal connections to Pope John Paul II. Now with beatification this beloved world leader takes the major step towards sainthood. For some Chicagoans the event is too important to miss. "I felt very close...
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News outlets predict as many as 2 million pilgrims will converge on Rome for the Beatification of John Paul II on May 1, 2011. We speak to Fr. Cesare Atuire, CEO of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, the official organizers of this historic event, to ask: can Rome handle this influx? He says, "no problem," and also offers tips on last-minute lodging and how to get around the city on a special transport pass. Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook at "Jospers World" and on Twitter at @jospersworld
The Beatification of John Paul II will take place on May 1, 2011. We speak to Fr. Cesare Atuire, CEO of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, the official organizers of this historic event, about what pilgrims and Catholics everywhere can expect from an event that runs over three days, beginning with a prayer ceremony on Saturday night in Rome's Circus Maximus. For more Beatification details, please visit: www.jpiibeatus.org or www.operaromanapellegrinaggi.org. Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook at "Jospers World" and on Twitter at @jospersworld.
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January 17, 2011. Amidst a cheering crowd during the Angelus, the Pope spoke about the coming beatification of John Paul II to be held on May 1. "On 1 May I will have the joy of proclaiming the Venerable Pope John Paul II, my predecessor, as a blessed. The date chosen is very significant because it will, in fact, be the second Sunday of Easter which he himself dedicated to Divine Mercy and on the eve of which his earthly life came to an end." Benedict XVI said that this beatification is a source of personal joy to him and to all those who knew John Paul II. Benedict XVI "Those who knew him, those who respected and loved him cannot but share in the Church's joy at this event." The beatification of John Paul II will be a historic event, in the last ten centuries no pope has beatified his predecessor. Throughout history 78 popes have been named saints and only 10 are blessed. It's estimated that some two million pilgrims will converge on Rome for the ceremony. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi assured an invitation is not required to attend the ceremony. Everyone traveling to Rome is welcome. Preparations are already underway in the chapel of St. Peter's Basilica that will host the body of John Paul II before May 1. Vatican workers are preparing the chapel of Saint Sebastian, which until now has housed the remains of the pope from 1689, Innocent XI. During the ceremony on May 1, we will also find out what day will be assigned to the liturgical feast of the future Blessed ...
www.romereports.com Amidst a cheering crowd during the Angelus, the Pope spoke about the coming beatification of John Paul II to be held on May 1.
"Dear brothers and sisters, as you know, on May 1st I will have the joy of beatifying the Venerable Pope John Paul II, my beloved predecessor. The date is significant: it will be the Second Sunday of Easter, which he dedicated to the Divine Mercy, on the eve of which his earthly life ended. Those who knew him, those who have respected and loved him, can not but rejoice with the Church for this event."
Music is "Poesie" by Giovanni Marradi and "Habemus Papam" by Ennio Morricone. Karol Józef Wojtyła, later Pope John Paul II's, beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011. Cardinal Karol Wojtyła was elected Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City on Oct 16, 1978. He was first Slavic or Polish and non-Italian Pope since 1522 and held the second longest documented pontificate. He was good and he was great - He loved and he was loved Pope John Paul II born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 -- 2 April 2005), reigned as Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City from 16 October 1978 until his death on 2 April 2005. His was the second-longest documented pontificate; only Pope Pius IX served longer (St. Peter the Apostle is reputed to have served for more than thirty years as the first pontiff, but documentation is too sparse to definitively support this). He has been the only Slavic or Polish Pope to date, and was the first non-Italian Pope since Dutch Pope Adrian VI in 1522. John Paul II has been acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. It is widely held that he was instrumental in ending Communism in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe as well as significantly improving the Catholic Church's relations with Judaism, Islam, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. Though criticised for his opposition to contraception and the ordination of women, as well ...
PJP just got approved for beatification in the Catholic Church. You go PJ Paulie.
Transcript by (www.newsy.com) BY TRACY PFEIFFER You're watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy. Just five years after his death, Pope John Paul II -- one of the most beloved and controversial pontiffs in modern history -- is set for beatification by the Catholic Church. Beatification is the final step before sainthood, and requires a miracle be attributed to the person in question. While Catholic law states the canonization process cannot begin until five years after a person's death, Pope Benedict XVI waived the waiting period for John Paul II in light of widespread public support to do so. (Video Rome Reports) A Vatican expert describes John Paul's miracle to Detroit's WJBK. "You have the curing of a nun who had the exact same thing John Paul did -- Parkinson's. ... Her sisters -- you know, the other nuns -- were praying for her recovery. One night she got up, she had a dream of John Paul, and she wrote his name down on a piece of paper. The next morning she woke up, and the symptoms were gone." And as expected, there are disagreements over whether this particular incident qualifies. A correspondent for CNN explains. "Earlier this year there were media reports out of France suggesting that maybe she actually wasn't cured, maybe this actually wasn't Parkinson's disease. But the Vatican obviously feels they've resolved those doubts. I mean, this was looked at by a bank of doctors, then by a bank of theologians, then by a group of cardinals and bishops ...
The beatification of John Paul II will take place on 1 May, the first Sunday after Easter which is also Divine Mercy Sunday. The decree authorizing the beatification and which recognizes the miracle was signed today by Benedict XVI, and the announcement was made by the director of the Vatican press office, Fr Federico Lombardi. The miracle concerns the recovery from Parkinson's disease in a French nun, which took place June 3, 2005 after she and her Order sought the intercession of the Pope who had recently passed away. In St. Peter's basilica, work is already underway for the construction of a tomb, set in one of the altars, which will house the mortal remains of John Paul II once he is declared "ble ...
Pope Benedict XVI has signed off on the miracle needed for the beatification of Pope John Paul II. The ceremony will take place May 1st. (Jan. 14)
The Vatican announced Friday that the late Pope John Paul II will be beatified this spring, putting him one step closer to sainthood. The beatification set for May 1st comes on an accelerated schedule that began just weeks after John Paul's death in 2005, when his successor Pope Benedict XVI waived the traditional five year waiting period for sainthood after a candidate's death. Theological and medical researchers have attributed the miracle of Sister Marie Simon-Pierre Normand, a French nun diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, to John Paul. The 49-year-old nun said her illness was inexplicably cured two months after his death and after her and her order prayed to him. The former pontiff will receive the title of "blessed" during the post-Easter ceremony to be held in Saint Peter's Basilica. He must perform a second miracle in order to be canonized and made a saint. However, the charismatic religious leader, who presided over a 27-year papacy considered to be the most historic and controversial in modern times due to his part in ending communism, his unprecedented global travel and his leadership during recent year sexual scandals associated with the Christian church, does not seem to lack public support of his sainthood. Crowds at his funeral on April 8, 2005, reportedly chanted "Santo subito! (Sainthood now!)."
Pope John Paul II has though prayer has been credited with the miraculous healing of a French Nun of Parkinson's Disease...
Why JPII? Why? Curing an old nun of parkinson's is like wasting a genie wish on changing the TV channel.
It has finally been confirmed, the beatification of John Paul II will be on May 1. Fr. Federico Lombardi Vatican spokesman The Pope has approved for the beatification to take place on May 1 of this year. FLASH On the Sunday of Divine Mercy, an important date in his life and his encounter with the Lord.
January 14, 2011. Benedict XVI has announced the beatification of of Pope John Paul II. It will take place on May 1. The announcement comes after a miracle was unanimously approved by the Vatican's congregation for the Causes of Saints. A French nun suffering from Parkinson's disease was suddenly cured after praying to the deceased John Paul II. Beatification is the final step before Sainthood and is expected to bring millions of pilgrims to Rome. Sister Marie Simon-Pierre speaks of miraculous cure at press conference Nun claims Pope John Paul II may have brought about a miraculous cure for her Parkinson's Paris, France, Mar 30, 2007 / 12:13 pm (CNA).- "All I can tell you is that I was sick and now I am cured. It is for the church to say and to recognize whether it is a miracle," so said the 46 year-old Religious Sister who many think may have been miraculously cured through the intercession of the late Pope John Paul II. The French nun, the identity of whom was unknown to the world until this week, spoke to the press in today. According to the Associated Press, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre stopped short of declaring her recovery a miracle, saying that was for the church to decide. But she said her life "totally changed" after her symptoms vanished in one night of prayer and mystery in 2005. Smiling broadly, the French nun, whose claims could be accepted as the miracle that the Vatican needs to Beatify Pope John Paul II, said Friday that she was inexplicably and suddenly ...
Benedict XVI has announced the beatification of of Pope John Paul II. The announcement comes after a miracle was unanimously approved by the Vatican's congregation for the Causes of Saints.
According to Vatican sources, this is the chapel where the body of John Paul II will rest once he has been beatified. It's located within Saint Peter's Basilica, next to the sculpture of the Pietà, in the chapel of Saint Sebastian, which has until now held the remains of the pope from 1689, Innocent XI. With great care and absolute discretion, Vatican workers are gradually removing the tiles and decorations of this chapel, in order to prepare a new area that will house the tomb of the future blessed John Paul II. The transfer of the body is expected before late October, after the possible beatification.
For more news and videos visit ☛ english.ntdtv.com or Follow us on Twitter ☛ http Vatican sources say that Pope Benedict is set to approve the beatification of his predecessor, John Paul II, this week. Let's take a closer look. Former Pope John Paul II will move a step closer to sainthood this week when his successor Pope Benedict is expected to approve his beatification. In a few days the Vatican's Prefect for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, will present Benedict with the evidence that John Paul performed a miracle and should be beatified, At that point Benedict is expected to approve the recommendations and set a date for the ceremony less than six years after the death of the much loved Polish pontiff. One miracle is needed for beatification, while two are required for sainthood. The initial phases of a sainthood cause can usually take decades or, in some cases, hundreds of years. However, Benedict put John Paul on the fast track a month after his death, dispensing with Church rules that normally impose a five-year waiting period before the procedure begins. On Tuesday a Vatican commission of cardinals and bishops called the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, approved medical and theological evidence of John Paul's miracle, paving the way for the beatification request. Crowds at John Paul's funeral in April 2005 chanted "santo subito" ("make him a saint now") His 27-year papacy, which began in 1978, was one of the most historic and tumultuous of ...
January 12, 2011. The beatification of John Paul II is just one step away. The cardinals of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a miracle through the intercession of John Paul II. This is the necessary step before the Pope convenes the beatification. Benedict XVI will meet in the coming days with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, for final approval of the miracle and the announcement date of the beatification. The miracle is the instant and unexplainable healing of the French nun Marie Simon-Pierre, who suffered from a form of Parkinson's. The disease forced her to retire from her duties as a nurse in the maternity hospital of Arles, France. In June 2005, after praying to John Paul II for an improvement in her disease, the Parkinson's totally disappeared. Paris, France, Mar 30, 2007 / 12:13 pm (CNA).- "All I can tell you is that I was sick and now I am cured. It is for the church to say and to recognize whether it is a miracle," so said the 46 year-old Religious Sister who many think may have been miraculously cured through the intercession of the late Pope John Paul II. The French nun, the identity of whom was unknown to the world until this week, spoke to the press in today. According to the Associated Press, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre stopped short of declaring her recovery a miracle, saying that was for the church to decide. But she said her life "totally changed" after her symptoms vanished in one night of ...
www.romereports.com The beatification of John Paul II is just one step away. The cardinals of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a miracle through the intercession of John Paul II.
January 4, 2011. The beatification of John Paul II appears to be quickly approaching. According to the Vatican, during the last weeks of 2010, doctors and theologians from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints gathered in the strictest of secrecy, to finally approve the miracle that will take the "Venerable" John Paul II to the altars. It was the instant and unexplainable healing of a French nun, Marie Simon-Pierre, who suffered from advanced Parkinson's. The disease forced her to retire from her duties as a nurse in the maternity hospital of Arles, France. In June 2005, after praying to John Paul II for an improvement in her disease, the Parkinson's totally disappeared. Now the miracle just needs to be ratified by the cardinals and bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and then signed by Benedict XVI, which is expected to take place this January. Then, the eventual beatification of John Paul II will be only a matter of time, and should take place in May or October of this year, which will bring millions of people together in celebration. According to a report by veteran Italian Vatican writer Andrea Tornielli, a miracle attributed to the late Pope John Paul II has been approved by both the medical and theological consulters of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In effect, that clears the path for the beatification of John Paul II sometime in 2011. Tornielli suggests that the most likely dates would April 2, the anniversary of the pope's death ...
www.romereports.com The beatification of John Paul II appears to be quickly approaching.
www.romereports.com The process to have have John Paul II beatified is accelerating. The two doctors from an outside commision consulted by the Vatican to evaluate a possible miracle have confirmed that they have no scientific explanation for an amazing cure. The case involves a French nun, Marie Simon-Pierre, whose parkinson's disease disappeared.
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The Episcopal Conference of France has put an end to rumors that French nun Marie Simon Pierre had a relapse, and instead says the nun has recovered fully from Parkinsons disease. The French bishops announcement also dispels any doubts that John Paul IIs beatification process had slowed down, since according to the bishops the nuns diagnosis was correct and shes cured from the disease for good. Currently, Sister Marie Simon Pierre is 49 years old and lives in Aix-en-Provence. The Vatican's medical commission is investigating Sister Pierres recovery, which is considered the first step before theologians and cardinals of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints officially declare her recovery a miracle. JMB/MC DC-FF BN