Pope 'moves closer to sainthood'

The Catholic Church demands proof of a medically unexplained healing before a candidate can be beatified - the last step before sainthood. The miracle must take place after the candidate's death. ... A French nun says she was cured of Parkinson's Disease after companions appealed to the late pontiff's spirit. ... Beatification allows public veneration of the person and for them to be known as "Blessed". For actual sainthood, proof of at least two miracles is required.


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