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, in the Roman Catholic Church, process by which a person is classified as a saint. It is now performed at Rome alone, although in the Middle Ages and earlier bishops elsewhere used to canonize.
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Students and youth of the Salvadoran church played a major role during the beatification, in roles such as Communion ushers with large yellow umbrellas and as personal attendants in orange T-shirts.
After beatification, a separate miracle would have to be verified in order for Paul VI to be canonised - declared a saint, it added.
The Vatican will have to attribute another miracle to John Paul's intercession after the beatification in order for him to be declared a saint.
Earlier the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and former Archbishop of Birmingham, said it was right to go ahead with the beatification despite the clerical sex abuse scandals.
The beatification, the fastest in modern times, is a morale boost for a Church starred by the sex abuse crisis, but it has also triggered a new wave of anger from victims groups because the scandal happened under John Paul's 27-year watch.
Tens of thousands of Poles are arriving in Rome ahead of the beatification - seen as the final step before the Polishborn pontiff is made a saint.
Catholic Channel hosts Father Dave Dwyer and Father Rob Keighron will anchor live coverage of the Beatification Ceremony from the Vatican on May 1
President Gjorge Ivanov led the delegation of the Republic of Macedonia at the ceremony of beatification of Pope John Paul II at the St.
BEST-selling novelist Philip Pullman has launched a stinging attack on the Pope's beatification of Cardinal John Newman.
About 70,000 people are expected to join him in celebrating mass with the Beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Cofton Park, near the old MG Rover car plant in Birmingham.
Summary: BEIRUT: President Michel Sleiman and Premier Saad Hariri will lead a host of politicians, officials and clergy during Sunday's celebrations to mark the beatification of Estephan Neameh in North Lebanon.
CDATA[ The Vatican sought Wednesday to calm the fury of European Jewry over its move to advance the beatification of WWII Pope Pius XII.