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
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.
First Published: Friday, January 14, 2011, 00:04