Alleged John Paul II miracles still under investigation

By Marta Jimenez

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Cardinal Angelo Amato. Credit: Church of Valladolid

The head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of the Saints said that postulators for Blessed John Paul II's cause are still evaluating a number of possible miracles attributed to his intercession.

“For now, we are enjoying the beatification,” Cardinal Angelo Amato told EWTN News on Oct. 4. “Because beatification is an important goal from the time in which heroic virtue is confirmed by a magnificent miracle.”

Blessed John Paul II was raised to the altars on May 1, 2011, after confirmation of the miraculous healing of the French nun Marie Simon-Pierre, who was suffering from Parkinson’s Disease—a condition which also afflicted the late Pope.

A second miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Paul II must be recognized by the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints in order for the pontiff to be canonized and proclaimed a saint.

Cardinal Amato added that there is no rush to canonization.

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