John Paul Gets His 2nd Miracle

Ill woman reportedly recovers, moving him closer to sainthood

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 19, 2013 8:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – Pope John Paul II continues to zip along toward sainthood. A Vatican official tells the Telegraph that a second miracle has been attributed to the late pontiff, reportedly of a gravely ill Costa Rican woman who prayed to his memory and recovered. Cardinals and Pope Francis are expected to sign off on it in the next several weeks. Any potential saint needs to rack up two miracles under Catholic rules, so this second one clears the way toward John Paul's canonization as a saint sometime this fall, reports AP.

Pope John Paul II in 2001.
Pope John Paul II in 2001.   (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)
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