Pope Francis has approved a miracle credited to the intercession of Paul VI and set the date for the late pontiff`s beatification for October 19, the Vatican said today.
An 18th century `martyr` will be beatified by a Catholic church on December 2 at Nagarcoil in Tamil Nadu.
Pope Benedict signed decree beatifying Sister Dulce in December 2010.
Pope John Paul II has been moved one step closer to possible sainthood.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe also landed in Rome on Saturday.
Late Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1 ahead of conferment of sainthood by the Vatican.
Scores of Indian Christians,
including the clergy and followers, will participate in the
beatification ceremony of late Pope John Paul II to be held in
Vatican city in Rome on May 1.
The Vatican expects over 2 million people to flock to the ceremony on May 1.
Pope Benedict approves a miracle attributed to the beatification of John Paul II on May 1.
Evidence is mounting that
the Pope will soon approve the miracle needed to beatify Pope
John Paul II.
The beatification of late
Polish Pope John Paul II -- a key step on the path to
sainthood -- just needs the pope`s signature to make it
official, Italian media report.
Benedict moves Newman a step closer to possible sainthood at open-air Mass.
The priest was murdered 25 years ago by Poland`s communist secret police.
Pope Benedict XVI has moved Pope John Paul II one step closer to possible beatification, the milestone before sainthood.
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