2nd Miracle Attributed to Pope John Paul II: Report

If confirmed, the news would put the former pope one step closer to sainthood

By Mary Ann Ahern
|  Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013  |  Updated 9:59 PM CDT
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2nd Miracle Attributed to Pope John Paul II: Report

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It is a closely guarded secret that the Vatican is still refusing to confirm, but the ANSA news agency reported Tuesday that a second miracle that will "amaze the world" had been attributed to former Pope John Paul II.

If confirmed, the news would put the former pope one step closer to sainthood. In order to be named a saint, two confirmed miracles must be attributed to an individual.

The first miracle was the healing of a French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, who suffered from Parkinson’s. The second miracle reportedly happened on the day John Paul II was beatified: May 1, 2011.

Miracles have to be considered instantaneous, permanent, and with no scientific explanation.

There is talk the pope may be canonized a saint on October 20. 

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