31 January 2006

Pope John Paul II's first step into sainthood

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican may have found the "miracle" they need to put the late Pope John Paul one step closer to sainthood -- the medically inexplicable healing of a French nun with the same Parkinson's disease that afflicted him.

Monsignor Slawomir Oder, the Catholic Church official in charge of promoting the cause to declare the late Pope a saint of the Church, told Reuters on Monday that an investigation into the healing had cleared an initial probe by doctors.

Oder said the "relatively young" nun, whom he said he could not identify for now, was inexplicably cured of Parkinson's after praying to John Paul after his death last April 2....

Out of millions of prayers, one "relatively young" nun gets cured and they say it's him. I don't want to sound sacrilegious but how does the Vatican know it's Pope John Paul II? Did he leave a calling card?

I can just hear all those donation boxes filling up this Sunday...