Reported miracle moves John Paul II closer to sainthood

Blessed Pope John Paul II is a step closer to being declared a saint with evidence of a second reported miracle being investigated by a commission of medical experts.

John Paul II was beatified in 2011 after the Congregation for the Causes of Saints accepted evidence of the healing of a French nun, Sister Simon Pierre, who had Parkinson’s disease — the same condition the late pope had.

If the congregation eventually concludes that the unexplained healing was a miracle, attributable to the intercession of the late pontiff, it would fulfill the requirement for his canonisation.

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