Should Pope John Paul II be beatified?
Pope Benedict XVI has formally approved a miracle attributed to his late predecessor, paving the way to John Paul's beatification on 1 May. Do you agree with his decision?
The process of beatification, or declaring the late pontiff to be "blessed", is a crucial step towards making him a saint. The Vatican credits him with the miraculous cure of a nun said to have had Parkinson's Disease.
The process of beatifying a pope is usually lengthy, but calls for John Paul to be canonised came immediately after his death in 2005, after a papacy of nearly 27 years.
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