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Vatican approves opening of beatification process of John Paul II’s parents

St. John Paul II’s parents just took one more step closer to beatification. According to Catholic News Agency, “Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow announced Wednesday that having obtained the approval of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the archdiocese has opened beatification processes for the parents of Saint John Paul II.”

This is an important step in their beatification process, as the Vatican is letting the Polish bishops proceed with their investigation into the life and legacy of John Paul II’s parents.

The Archbishop of Krakow will now focus his attention on analyzing the lives of Karol Wojtyła, Sr., and Emilia nee Kaczorowska. After enough evidence of their heroic virtue has been gathered, it will again be submitted to the Vatican for approval, which would lead to a declaration naming them “venerable.”

John Paul II had a deep love and admiration for his parents and credited them, especially his father, for fostering his vocation to the priesthood.

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