Saturday, January 15, 2011

John Paul being fast-tracked for beautification by Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI has fast-tracked the sainthood of his predecessor, John Paul, who died in 2005. The effort is in its sixth year and, though it may not seem speedy, this process is very fast by Vatican standards. In fact, John Paul's beautification is likely to become the fastest on record ever, even outpacing the relatively quick track to sainthood of Mother Teresa.

The last remaining hurdle to John Paul's process is approval by a Vatican-appointed panel of doctors, theologians, cardinals and bishops that the cure of a French nun was relative to the posthumous intervention of John Paul.

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