Thursday, April 3, 2008

Veneration of Pope JPII 3

Pope Benedict Evokes Saintliness of John Paul on Anniversary of Death

Published: April 3, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a Mass marking the third anniversary of the death of John Paul II, evoking the possibility of his predecessor’s sainthood by praising his “many human and supernatural qualities.” While the Vatican normally waits five years after a person’s death, two years ago Benedict placed John Paul on an accelerated schedule for beatification, the first step toward sainthood.

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