John Paul II - The GreatWell, there was talk a few days ago about the significance of Pope JPII being given the title "The Great". The title hasn't actually been given yet, but as this story I found from several days ago on CNN says, for the title to even be mentioned by the Vatican is fairly significant, as it has only been given to two other pope's, both of whom later became saints.
I think you need two proven miracles to get a shot at sainthood. Australia's very own Sister... whats-her-name... taught me that one. As far as I know she didn't get in. But here we have it, Australia's claim to a miracle performed by Pope John Paul II. Well, I'm sure they'll come flooding in and he'll become a saint. I just hope we get the claim to fame of first reported miracle.
On another note, thank God security was so tight around the vatican at JP's funeral. Practically the entire leadership of the world could have been taken out in one nasty incident...
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 4/09/2005 01:53:00 am || ||