Friday, May 13, 2005

"Blessed" John Paul II: The Fast Track

Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced that the normal five-year period before the cause for beatification is opened has been waived in the case of Pope John Paul the Great. The Holy Father took the occasion of this accouncement as another opportunity to educate the Church, both the clergy and the laity, as he highlighted different aspects of the recently-departed Pope's ministry and life of holiness. You can look here for a full news story on this historic event.

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