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Blessed John Paul II by April 2? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sherry   
Friday, 19 March 2010 21:05
I just got a Blackberry text message from a friend who says it was just announced at the LA Religious Congress that Pope John Paul II will be beatified on April 2!  This would be the 5th anniversary of his death.

I've checked around on the net and the story is being carried by Catholic Online:

"It began with a Polish News Report in the Polish daily “Dziennik” and spread throughout the blogosphere within hours, the late beloved Servant of God John Paul II will be beatified on April 2, 2010. He died on April 2, 2005 at 9:37 p.m. in his private apartment shortly after asking “Let me go to my Father’s House”.

Snip.

"The Polish newspaper was not the only print source to make this claim of a pending beatification. The Italian Daily “La Stampa”, another reliable source, in an article written by Giacomo Galeazzi, carried a similar report. It indicated that the position paper has already been forwarded by the theologians who carefully examined the life, message and alleged miracles.Msgr. Tadeusz Pieronek is the polish priest who served as the postulator for the cause of the late pope at the Diocesan level. He commented to La Stampa, “This is very good news”."

I have to admit that I'm surprised because I saw other stories today that said that JPII's beatification was being put off until 2011.

It seems incredibly short notice - only two weeks - but I'm not an expert.

What's the word on the street?
 

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