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Costa Rica woman describes miracle approved for canonization of John Paul II

July 08, 2013

A Costa Rican woman whose miraculous healing after a brain aneurysm paved the way for the canonization of Blessed John Paul II has described her case to reporters for the first time.

Floribeth Mora, whose case has previously remained secret, spoke after the Vatican confirmed the authenticity of the miracle that she experienced. The 50-year-old woman said that doctors had given her no hope of recovery, or even survival, when she suffered the aneurysm in April 2011. But she and her family prayed for the intercession of John Paul II, and on May 1, 2011, as they were watching his beatification on television, she suddenly felt better.

Doctors confirmed that Mora had been completely and inexplicably healed, with no traces of the aneurysm remaining. Her case was thoroughly examined by panels of doctors and theologians, who concluded that her cure was a miracle, fulfilling the requirements for the canonization of the late Polish Pontiff.


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