By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
A Polish newspaper is reporting that the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints has made the decision to beatify Pope John Paul II on April 2, 2010.
According to a report by the Catholic News Agency, the Polish newspaper Dziennik is reporting that the beatification of John Paul II could take place on the fifth anniversary of his death.
The news comes in the wake of comments made earlier this month by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow that the beatification process of Pope John Paul II is about to be concluded and that Pope Benedict himself wanted to close the process “as soon as possible” because that “is what the world is asking for.”
The beatification process began on June 28, 2005, two months after the death of the Pontiff thanks to a dispensation granted by Pope Benedict. The dispensation waived the normal five-year waiting period after a person dies that the Church requires before a cause for canonization can be opened.
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