The Vatican has secretly attributed a mystery miracle to the late John Paul II, clearing the way for him to be declared a saint.
It concerns the “extraordinary healing” of a Costa Rican woman who was cured of a severe brain injury after her family began praying to the memory of the late Polish pope, according to reports in the Italian media.
Details of the miracle are likely to be announced at the end of this month or at the beginning of July, a Vatican insider told The Daily Telegraph.
John Paul’s first attributed miracle was the apparent healing of a French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre.
Her recovery from Parkinson’s disease after praying for the late pope’s “intercession” had no medical explanation, the Catholic Church maintains.
The Polish pontiff is likely to be formally made a saint in the autumn — either on Oct 20 or Nov 24.
In order to be a saint you need to perform TWO miracles post mortem. The first pope John Paul II’s miracle happened on the day he was beatified, which is the first step towards sainthood.
And how do you prove a miracle? Well, by getting it recognized as one by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Totally no bias there I’m sure. Where are the medical records that would show she COULD NOT have had just a spontaneous remission? That is always an option, unless you are looking to bolster reputations. Nifty the way this “miracle” stuff works.