Which is kind of a translation of “beato subito”. This is just in from Vatican Radio:
Vatican announces beatification of Servant of God John Paul II
On Friday the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints published the decree for the beatification of the late great Servant of God John Paul II. Below we publish the full text of the decree
Click the link to go to the decree! (HT to Rocco Palmo)
Interesting that the rites will be performed on 1st of May – for a whole number of reasons.
May is the month of Mary, to whom Ven. JPII was particularly devoted.
It is International Workers Day – specially celebrated by the Socialists whom JPII helped overcome.
Christianised, this is also the feast of St Joseph the Worker.
It is also a Spring festival, and JPII often spoke of his confident hope in the future of the Church as a “springtime”.
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