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2 Apr, 2007 10:30

Miracle may pave way for late Pope John Paul's beatification

Miracle may pave way for late Pope John Paul's  beatification

The Catholic Church’s drive to make the late Pope John Paul II a saint has moved a step closer. Officials involved with the process are handing over a detailed dossier to the Vatican.

The report coincides with the second  anniversary of the former pontiff's death.

It includes a purported miracle attributed to John Paul II. It claims that a nun was cured of Parkinson's disease after she appealed to his spirit.

Pope Benedict XVI will now be called upon to give his approval for beatification. A second miracle must then be verified for actual sainthood to be granted.

Pope Benedict XVI allowed the investigation into his predecessor’s possible sainthood to be fast-tracked weeks after his death, waiving the customary five-year waiting period.