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Pope John Paul II is beatified


ROME (ABC)--An estimated one million faithful filled St Peter's Square as Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II. The Polish born pope is now one step closer to sainthood--just six years after his death.

On Sunday, Pope Benedict spoke what's called "the formula of beatification" ensuring that John Paul's name will forever be "blessed."

To be sainted, John Paul needs another miracle vetted by the Church. He already has one: a French nun miraculously cured of Parkinson's disease after she prayed to Pope John Paul for help.


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