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John Paul II Speeding Toward Sainthood

Benedict expected to beatify him this year
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2011 3:50 PM CST

(Newser) – John Paul II's fast track to sainthood gets even faster this week. A Vatican panel has concluded that the former pontiff did indeed perform a miracle—a nun says her Parkinson's disappeared after she prayed to him—and will present its findings to Pope Benedict within days, reports Reuters. Benedict is expected to approve the miracle, then set a date for beatification later this year. That would bring John Paul one step from canonization, at which point he'll need either one more miracle or a waiver from Benedict. A Guardian columnist thinks the fast pace (it usually takes decades) is a mistake.
(Read more Pope John Paul II stories.)

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