January 14, 2011. It has finally been confirmed, the beatification of John Paul II will be on May 1."The Pope has approved for the beatification to take place on May 1
of this year. On the Sunday of Divine Mercy, an important date in his
life and his encounter with the Lord."
The Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi has also stated that the body of John Paul II will be transferred to the chapel of Saint Sebastian, under the Basilica of Saint Peter's, which will most likely happen before the beatification.
A day has still not been assigned for the liturgical celebration.