Is bin Laden’s Death Pope’s 2nd Miracle?

John Paul II should get credit for the killing, Peruvian leader says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2011 4:04 AM CDT
Peruvian President Alan Garcia believes Pope John Paul II deserves the credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Pope John Paul II was beatified the same day special forces took out Osama bin Laden, and the president of Peru thinks it's no coincidence. Alan Garcia says the killing of bin Laden is the second miracle that the late pope needs to qualify for sainthood, CNN reports. The pontiff, mere hours after Vatican authorities determined he was one miracle away from becoming a saint, guided American forces "to remove from the Earth this demonic incarnation of crime, evil and hatred," Garcia says. "And I think that’s great news that should please Mr. Obama."

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