Source Pravda.Ru

French nun at the heart of Pope John Paul II's sainthood cause expected in Rome next week

The French nun whose recovery from Parkinson's disease is a key part of Pope John Paul II's sainthood cause is expected to be in Rome next week for ceremonies marking the second anniversary of the pontiff's death, Catholic Church officials said Tuesday.

The identity of the nun, who was inexplicably cured after praying to John Paul, has been a closely guarded secret ever since church officials announced that her case was being studied as the possible miracle needed for the late pope to be beatified the last formal step before possible sainthood.

The nun will attend a ceremony April 2, the anniversary of John Paul's death, marking the close of the investigation into the pope's life that has been carried out by the diocese of Rome as part of the church's saint-making process.

Monsignor Slawomir Oder, who has been spearheading the beatification cause, said that the place where the nun lives would be made public Sunday in an announcement by the French bishop in charge of her diocese.

Oder stressed that there was no guarantee that the nun's name would ever be made public, but he confirmed that she and the bishop would attend the April 2 ceremony.

Oder has said that the young nun suffered for years from Parkinson's disease, the same illness John Paul had in his late years. He says she was cured overnight two months after John Paul's death, after she and her fellow sisters prayed for her recovery, reports AP.

After the April 2 ceremony, Oder will forward the documentation he has gathered to the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which will study John Paul's virtues as well as the documentation about the possible miracle, to determine whether the pope can be beatified.

Comments
Capital outflow from Russia sets new records
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia's game in Libya
US midterm elections: Impeachment unlikely, Russophobia getting stronger
Capital outflow from Russia sets new records
Russian PM threatens not to go to World Economic Forum in Davos
Russian PM threatens not to go to World Economic Forum in Davos
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Presidential and midterm elections in the USA change the 'American project' entirely
Presidential and midterm elections in the USA change the 'American project' entirely
Russian scientists develop technology to create HIV resistant human embryos
Russia rips its economy apart with help from the West
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Moving inexorably towards war
Russia rips its economy apart with help from the West
Austria will not ruin its friendship with Russia despite spy scandal
World War I: Remembering the fallen, and the war criminals
Norwegians complain of demoralised NATO soldiers
Russia rips its economy apart with help from the West
MP suggests replacing Lenin's mummy with rubber figure