March 11, 2010. The Episcopal Conference of France has put an end to rumors that French nun Marie Simon Pierre had a relapse, and instead says the nun has recovered fully from Parkinson’s disease. The French bishops announcement also dispels any doubts that John Paul II’s beatification process had slowed down, since according to the bishops the nuns diagnosis was correct and she’s cured from the disease for good.
Currently, Sister Marie Simon Pierre is 49 years old and lives near Grenoble (France).
The Vatican's medical commission is investigating Sister Pierre’s recovery, which is considered the first step before theologians and cardinals of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints officially declare her recovery a miracle.