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Beatification of Pope John Paul II is announced

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pic-JPIIThe Congregation for the Causes of Saints of the Holy See published today a decree, signed by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, which attributes a miracle to Venerable Servant of God, Pope John Paul II and announces his beatification for May 1, 2011.

Statement by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops On Announcement that Pope John Paul II will be Beatified


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The full text of the Decree of beatification is published on the website of Vatican Radio

Interview on Vatican Radio with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, providing more details about the Decree and the upcoming beatification

Benedict XVI Will Beatify John Paul II on 1 May”, Vatican Information Service, January 14, 2011.

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Last Updated on Monday, January 17 2011  
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