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Cause for Canonization of John Paul I goes forward

2012-10-19

MSGR. ENRICO DAL COVOLO
Postulator, Canonization of John Paul I
"The presentation of these documents coincides with the 100th anniversary of his birth. It also coincides with the Synod of bishops. This is truly exceptional because John Paul I is really a model for all bishops of the Church.”

For someone to be declared a saint, they must first be declared a Servant of God, then Venerable. Thirdly a Blessed and then, with the approval of the Pope, a saint. John Paul I was elected on August 26th 1978, but he died 33 days later. As far as a time line for his possible canonization, his postulator says there isn't one.

MSGR. ENRICO DAL COVOLO
Postulator, Canonization of John Paul I
"Cardinal Angelo Amato responded this way: We do not set the time, but what we can do, is use this time as a period of grace. A time dedicated to prayer, so we can communicate the life of the person we are promoting to the altars.”

Among the documentation presented to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, is material on a potential miracle, attributed to the intercession of John Paul I. It's the case of a Italian man who was inexplicably cured of stomach cancer.

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