The late pontiff is set to be canonized after a second miracle has been attributed to his intervention.
Pope John Paul II was leader of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005 and had been on the fast-track to sainthood after a 49-year-old French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre Normand, was said to have miraculously recovered from Parkinson's Disease which the Pope himself had suffered from.
Now a second miraculous recovery, that of a Costa Rican woman suffering from a serious brain illness, is being hailed as the late Pope's second intervention, earning him the final step needed to make him a saint. The canonizations of he along with that of Pope Pope John XXIII are scheduled to take place later this year.
"The Vatican says Pope John Paul II is to become a saint."
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