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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
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Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

John Paul II’s Cause For Beatification Reaches The Vatican

2009-04-06

The life and virtues of Karol Wojtyla have been subject to rigorous scrutiny, like any other candidate for sainthood.  Just two years after his death, John Paul II is getting closer to sainthood.  The Pope needs one more thing before signing off on his beatification: the proof of a miracle.The Vatican tribunal in charge of the first phase of beatification says the cure of a French nun from Parkinson’s disease could be attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul II.
 
Msgr. Slawomir Oder
Postulator of John Paul II’s Cause

After Mass, everyone present saw it clearly.  The nun who was very sick and could hardly move suddenly was able to move her hands.

This is the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Vatican office which processed the cases of 1,812 saints and blesseds declared by John Paul II.  Now they’re studying his case.

Cardinal José Saraiva Martins
Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
This congregation will study all the documents collected at the diocesan phase.  Different offices from the dicastery will then intervene.  We have a group of theologians, a historical commission, medical consultants when it comes to examining the supposed miracles.

The only exception applied to John Paul II’s cause was waiving the five-year waiting period. Benedict XVI announced the opening of the cause only three months after his predecessor’s death. I waived the five year waiting period after the death of Servant of God Pope John Paul II.

More than 1,000 documents on the life and miracles of John Paul II will begin to pour in to the Congregation for Saints, and theologians and cardinals will study them.

John Paul II, one of greatest men in history, is being put to the Vatican’s test, like any aspiring saint.