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

(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.

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Steviejeep
Jun 20, 2013 10:08 PM CDT
Sick woman recovers = Miracle? I know several thousand doctors who should also be granted sainthood.
lilia.s
Jun 20, 2013 12:53 PM CDT
proving once again that the Catholic Empire is the most pagan and superstitious organization in recorded history...
BobbyRicigliano
Jun 20, 2013 10:40 AM CDT
Wow, do people actually believe this shit?