John Paul II closer to declaration of sainthood

Theologians at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a second miracle granted through the intercession of Blessed John Paul II, moving him closer to being declared a saint.

Although the process is
supposed to be secret at this point, the Italian news agency ANSA reported that the proclamation of sainthood “needs only the approval of the commission of cardinals and bishops and the final signature of Pope Francis”.

The miracle was reportedly approved by two doctors in April as having been a cure that cannot be explained in natural terms.

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