John Paul II cause takes a step

Yesterday, in a meeting at the Vatican, a group of theologian consultors for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints made a positive judgment about the heroic virtues of John Paul II, based on a report submitted to them.  This clears the way for a judgment to be made by the bishop and cardinal members of the Congregation.  They’re the ones whose positive judgment really counts, whose recognition of his heroic virtues would allow John Paul II to have the title “Servant of God,” with the next step being beatification.  A miracle attributed to his intercession would be necessary for that to happen.

As of 9:00 this morning, this is not being covered in English yet.   It’s reported today by the respected Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli at Il Giornale‘s website.

Also on the JP2 cause, be sure to check out my post “Karol and Wanda: A Primer.”

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