This is great news from the Catholic News Agency:
The much-anticipated beatification of Pope John Paul II will take place on May 1, the Sunday after Easter, the Vatican announced.
The healing of a French nun with Parkinson’s disease is to go down in history as the miracle that made John Paul II a “blessed.” The title is given to martyrs and other Christians to whom a miracle has been officially attributed, thus bringing them one step closer to sainthood.
Pope Benedict XVI approved the decree for the beatification of his predecessor during a Jan. 14 audience with the head of the Vatican department for saints’ causes, Cardinal Angelo Amato.
Read more at CNA.