John Paul II
who said: 'The limit imposed upon evil, in which man is both perpetuator and victim, is ultimately the divine mercy.'"
Many Filipinos grew fond of John Paul II
since he was able to visit the country twice.
LOOK: Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle places the blood relic of Saint John Paul II
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On 19 December 2009, John Paul II
was proclaimed Venerable by his successor Pope Benedict XVI and was beatified on 1 May 2011 after the Congregation for the Causes of Saints attributed one miracle to him, the healing of a French nun from Parkinson's disease.
Ironically, the Mass and canonisation rite, in part said in Latin and Italian, did not have Polish prayers in the Prayer of the Faithful after the homily, even if Pope John Paul II
was Polish and was instrumental in the downfall of communism in his native land, noted the TV commentator.
The Blessed John Paul II
smiled, "I too, was worried for my holiness," he answered.
In 2011, John Paul II
's former private secretary gave the community a portion of the late Pope's blood as a token of the love he felt for the area.
Pope John Paul II
, the first non-Italian pope in four centuries, led the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005 - during the fall of communism, including in his native country of Poland.
I asked our people that they would claim this altar as our family table, the family of Blessed John Paul II
and that they would kiss the altar as a gesture that whenever they would come to Mass, they would remember this," Rev.
Cones claims that Pope John Paul II
was slow to react to the sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.
"The Holy Father John Paul II
possessed an uncommon charisma, exceptional erudition and and extraordinary oppennes in communication with believers," stated the Speaker of the Bulgarian National Assembly in Rome.
During his long pontificate, John Paul II
delivered thousands of public addresses, often many in one day during his pastoral visits around the world.