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Beatification next April for John Paul II?

March 20, 2009

Pope John Paul II will be beatified in April 2010, according to reports appearing in the Italian and Polish press. The reports-- citing sources in the Congregation for the Causes of Saints-- say that the beatification ceremony could take place on the 5th anniversary of the Pontiff's death: April 2, 2010. The Vatican has not announced any such plans, but Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, who served for years as secretary to Pope John Paul II, recently asserted that the investigation of the late Pontiff's cause was nearly complete.


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