Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints today announced the decree announcing the beatification of John Paul II.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, said Pope Benedict XVI will make his beatification in Rome on May 1, which is the Divine Mercy, a feast instituted by Pope John Paul II.
Cardinals and bishops of the Congregation for Saints yesterday confirmed that a French nun with Parkinson miraculously healed through the intercession of the late pope.
It 's just the second time Pope has waived the rule on its own chairman of the Mass of beatification itself.
Reports indicate that the body of John Paul II will be moved to a chapel in St. Peter's in time for the beatification. One thinks of the chapel of St. Sebastian, who until now have contained the remains of St. Innocent XI (1676-1689).
The congregation said it was a clause that the beatification was "an important signal of the depth of faith, the faith spread in the way of life that a person," a sign that should be "a stimulus for us all to the Christian life always deeper and more comprehensive ... struggle for power, John Paul II was an eloquent and clear signal, not only Catholics, but also public opinion in the world, and people of all colors and creeds. "
In an interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said there was "no cut corners" to evaluate the miracle.
He said the case was subjected to "particularly careful review" to avoid any doubt, and "honor and dignity to the memory of this great pope."
Sister Marie Simon-Pierre was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease aggressively in 2001. After the death of John Paul II, his command began to pray for his intercession. Apparently, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre awoke to cure his condition after writing the name of John Paul II on a sheet of paper.
According to Vatican watcher John Allen Jr., earlier this year meant that she had fallen ill again and that "at least one doctor questioned the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, suggesting it may have been another nervous disorder" reports.
"It seems that the Vatican to resolve those doubts, to your satisfaction, however, that the miracle was approved by medical and theological consultants from the Vatican and two cardinals and bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and the pope himself," Allen said.