Evidence mounts over John Paul II beatification

Evidence is mounting that the Pope will soon approve the miracle needed to beatify Pope John Paul II.

Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 00:04 AM IST

Vatican City: Evidence is mounting that
the pope will soon approve the miracle needed to beatify Pope
John Paul II.

Italian news media have been reporting that
Vatican-sponsored panels have confirmed a French nun was
miraculously cured of Parkinson`s disease after praying to
John Paul. Today, workers began restoring a mosaic near the
entrance of St Peter`s Basilica, where John Paul`s remains
presumably would be moved for better public access once
beatified.

The Vatican will not publicly discuss the possibility
of such a move ahead of a formal announcement by Pope Benedict
XVI, which could come as early as tomorrow.

Benedict`s approval of the miracle would set John Paul
on track for beatification this year.

PTI