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Canonization of John Paul II in October of 2013

Warsaw (kath.net/KNA) In Poland there is speculation about the coming canonization of Pope John Paul II (1978-2005). The Polish Catholic News Agency KAI reported on a possible date in October of 2013 this Thursday. The source for the unconfirmed information is not named.

In order for the canonization to come, Pope Benedict XVI. must recognize another intercession, it says. It must follow after the beatification of 1 May 2011. On the 16th of October 2013 will be the 35th anniversary of Karol Wojtyla's election as head of the Catholic Church.

Professor Dariusz Kowalczyk of the Papal University of the Gregorian in Rome has told Polish broadcaster TVP, that it is "very probable" that the canonization will take place in October for the conclusion of the "Year of Faith". The broadcaster speculates on the date of 20 October 2013. In Poland, there is great eagerness for a quick canonization of Pope John Paul II. Initially, the country's media had expected it for 2015 at the earliest.

The canonization process of John Paul II has been the shortest of modern Church history. The Vatican is testing currently several reports of unexplained healings, which are attributed to the intercession of John Paul II. The postulator of the canonization, Slawomir Oder, said in May that in three of the four cases had first attempted medicinal examination. Preliminary to the beatification process, the healing of a French nun in June of 2005 was recognized as a miracle.

The canonization is a solemn declaration by the Pope about the exemplary Christian life of a person and over his final acceptance by God. After the canonization, which will be completed during a solemn liturgy, the person concerned will be honored worldwide.

by Anonymousreply 4002/08/2013

When do they shoot the corpse out of a cannon? That I GOTTA see.

by Anonymousreply 101/11/2013

why would anyone post anything here about Pope Rat & the bizarre Catholic hocus-pocus-dominocus?

by Anonymousreply 201/11/2013

When it comes to Poland, I'm with Napoleon...

by Anonymousreply 301/11/2013

They put him on a tyre and shoot him through the roof.

by Anonymousreply 401/11/2013

Soon we will be able to pray to Saint John Paul and ask for his help when we are in need.

by Anonymousreply 501/11/2013

He can be the patron saint for extreme right wing Catholics.

by Anonymousreply 601/11/2013

[quote] Soon we will be able to pray to Saint John Paul and ask for his help when we are in need.

in need of what? Uncut kielabasa?

by Anonymousreply 701/11/2013

I hear Bernadette Ratzinger will get a new pair of Prada pumps for the special occasion!!!

by Anonymousreply 801/11/2013

I can hear her new heels clicking down the hallways already.

by Anonymousreply 901/11/2013

John Paul II was about the closest thing to pure evil that Europe has seen since Hitler died.

by Anonymousreply 1001/11/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 1101/11/2013

Worse even than Milosevic.

by Anonymousreply 1201/11/2013

Alms for the Pope...

by Anonymousreply 1301/11/2013

All this is pure PR, right?

by Anonymousreply 1401/11/2013

Where oh where will the find enough virgin boys under the age of 12???

by Anonymousreply 1501/11/2013

Benny has an absolutely adorable gown picked out for this occasion.

by Anonymousreply 1601/11/2013

Along with Reagan and Thatcher, John Paul II was principally responsible for the fall of the Soviet Union. So whatever you think about him and his social views, he liberated hundreds of millions of people.

by Anonymousreply 1701/11/2013

Only third world countries care about this.

THREAD CLOSED.

by Anonymousreply 1801/11/2013

Alas, Bernadette....has left her cake out....in the rain.

by Anonymousreply 1901/11/2013

I love that the "miracles" always happen in tiny villages nobody knows about, to nuns. All the fucking time, to nuns! Nobody else. Why is a miracle never shown happening on live TV, or to someone who isn't a French nun?

by Anonymousreply 2001/11/2013

The Holy Father did a lot of good in his many as the Lords representative here on Earth and now, he will continue to do from the other side for all eternity.

by Anonymousreply 2101/12/2013

The Holy Father alienated millions of Catholics from the Church but taking the hardest line on all sorts of issues important to most Catholics. He did nothing to address the structural rot in the church and insisted on maintaining an all-male priesthood, denying communion to divorced and gay Catholics, going backward in reference to said groups, embraced the far Right Latin mass crowd, embraced weird sects like Opus Dei and the Legion of Christ (whose founder turned out to be a major pedophile), censored theologians around the world including Liberation theologians in Brazil and Hans Kung, helped spread AIDS with his refusal to allow the use of condoms, almost ruined Catholic higher education in America by enforcing orthodoxy on faculty, appointed a bunch of rightwing bootlickers as bishops and cardinals all over the world...as a pope he was awful.

Maybe his greatest contribution was exposing the Church for the rotted hulk of venality it really is.

by Anonymousreply 2201/12/2013

The holiest of pedos on high.

by Anonymousreply 2301/12/2013

Nazi agent. Communist agent. CIA agent. Killer. Conspiracist. Enabler of HIV. What's not to love?

by Anonymousreply 2401/12/2013

The miracle that put him over the top was his concise explanation of the Kardashians.

by Anonymousreply 2501/12/2013

Krazy Katlick Horse Shit. (Although R18 needs to look up "Third World Country" before crapping down her leg in smugness.)

by Anonymousreply 2601/12/2013

What gives Catholic the power to say someone is a saint? I never hear of any other religion having saints. JPII was a fraud anyway.

by Anonymousreply 2701/12/2013

R21 I hope that was sarcasm!

by Anonymousreply 2801/12/2013

It's hard to believe that there are people on earth as truly ignorant as you,R27. Learn something before you comment.

by Anonymousreply 2901/12/2013

[quote]I never hear of any other religion having saints.

The Episcopal Church has its own calendar of saints, including Martin Luther King. Orthodox Christians have saints. Shia and Sufi Muslims might not use the term saints, but they visit shrines to dead holy Muslims.

by Anonymousreply 3001/12/2013

The Catholic Church is the one and only true Church, all others are not legitimate.

by Anonymousreply 3101/12/2013

[quote]I never hear of any other religion having saints.

Still working on that GED R27?

by Anonymousreply 3201/12/2013

I'm ready for my closeup!

by Anonymousreply 3301/13/2013

There was a miracle on live TV r20. It was the night of the election after Karl assured everyone that Ohio would turn for Romney, then it didn't.

by Anonymousreply 3401/13/2013

Oh, those zany Catholics and their wacky death-cult...

by Anonymousreply 3501/13/2013

He was the greatest Pope.

by Anonymousreply 3602/08/2013

[quote]Whachoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?!

by Anonymousreply 3702/08/2013

Usually this process takes a century or so, but with reich wing political agendas at stake, JPII was fast tracked.

by Anonymousreply 3802/08/2013

That is because it has already been proven that he is already in Heaven granting miracles.

by Anonymousreply 3902/08/2013

This has got to be a record time for sainthood, usually it takes hundreds of years. The Catholics are really rushing it.

by Anonymousreply 4002/08/2013
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