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Cause for Canonization of John Paul I goes forward

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. OFL/KLH AA -JM -