Santo Subito! The use of a Papacy
«Now the longed-for day has come; it came quickly because this is what was pleasing to the Lord: John Paul II is blessed!» Benedict XVI underlines these latter words, moved from a deep emotion. Not all Popes reach the goal to beatify their predecessor. Moreover, not all Popes are able to beatify a [...]
Grey eminences. From the Blessed John Paul II to Benedict XVI
«For all the shame we feel over our failings, we must not forget that today too there are radiant examples of faith, people who give hope to the world through their faith and love. When Pope John Paul II is beatified on 1 May, we shall think of him, with hearts full of thankfulness, [...]
John Paul II. Story of a secretary and a cruet.
John Paul II will be beatified on May the 1st. It was a controversial beatification: many wanted to suspend the judgment about the beatification. Two cardinals (Angelo Sodano, former Secretay of State, and Leonardo Sandri, now Prefect of the Congregation of Oriental Churches) decided not to testify in the [...]