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Saturday, May 14, 2005

John Paul the Great on the path to beatification

Benedict XVI has agreed to allow the process of beatifying John Paul the Great on the to begin.

For most the history of the Church saints were not proclaimed by councils or cardinals, but by popular acclamation. Though John Paul the Great, if he is in fact proclaimed Blessed, will go through the modern system nonetheless this harks back to earlier days in the history of the Church.

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