Papa Luciani to be Beatified Within the Year of Faith?

The Catholic News Agency a couple of weeks ago reported that it is quite possible the Pope Benedict will beatify Pope John Paul I (Papa Luciani) this upcoming year. For all of us who have been praying that Luciani’s holiness of life be formally recognized by the Church, this is good news indeed!

If this occurs, I will need to start saving my pennies for a trip to Rome to be at the Mass of beatification. How I would wish to be able to assist at that Mass as deacon….

Here is a couple of excerpts from the article which you can read entirely at:

Rome, Italy, Jul 10, 2012 / 12:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A former head of the Vatican’s congregation on saints’ causes says Pope Benedict XVI could beatify his predecessors Pope John Paul I and Pope Paul VI during the upcoming Year of Faith…..

On July 6, Msgr. Enrico Dal Covolo – the postulator of the cause for Servant of God John Paul I’s beatification – said documents for the late pontiff have been completed and will be delivered to the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato.

Monsignor Dal Covolo, who is also rector of the Lateran Pontifical University in Rome, said the document, or “positio” is divided into two volumes. The first focuses on the heroic virtues of the pontiff, and the second is an account of his life.

Although it is not yet official, the miracle that could lead to John Paul I’s beatification is the healing of Giuseppe Denora, an Italian man who was cured of a severe gastric tumor after praying to the late Pope….

Papa Luciani, pray for us!

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