14 January 2011

JP2 to be Beatified on May 1st

Today the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints published the decree for the beatification of Venerable Servant of God John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), Polish Supreme Pontiff. Read the full text of the decree here. Read post from Vatican Information Service here.

The Holy See has announced that formal rites of beatification will be held on May 1st this year. May 1st this year is Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast promoted by Venerable John Paul the Great, which was given to us through St. Faustina Kowalska, a fellow Polish saint who was beatified and canonized by JP2 himself.