Daily Archives: May 1, 2011

Officially, Blessed Pope John Paul II

VATICAN CITY — “John Paul II is blessed because of his faith — a strong, generous and apostolic faith,” Pope Benedict XVI said just minutes after formally beatifying his predecessor. Italian police estimated there were more than 1 million people … Continue reading

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‘John Paul II is blessed!’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI declared Pope John Paul II “blessed” today at a Mass attended by an estimated 1 million people. They packed St. Peter’s Square and the major streets radiating out from the Vatican, and cheered when … Continue reading

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