Newsflash: Monument to John Paul II to be set up in Moscow

Moscow, September 26, Interfax – Monument to Pope John II of Rome will be opened on September 30 at the inner yard of the Foreign Literature Library in Moscow, website of the Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception reports.

“It is no secret that the Pope loved Russia and hoped to visit it, but it didn’t happened during his earthly life. However now when he is glorified by the Church there are no political or other boundaries that can prevent everyone who asks for his protection from communicating with him,” the message reads.

This May the late pontific was beatified which means he was glorified as the beatified.

Beatification forestalls canonization as saint. It became possible when a French nun who suffered from Parkinson syndrome was healed after praying to John Paul II.

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4 Responses to Newsflash: Monument to John Paul II to be set up in Moscow

  1. Wall Eyed Mr Whippy says:

    We are told that a French nun was cured of Parkinsons after praying to the then Pope. I am happy she was cured.

    Is it possible that she also did other things at that time unconnected with prayer? I think it is likely that she ate, walked and talked for example, so I don’t find that praying to the Pope is shown to be specially effective in curing disease.

    Or there would be no need for doctors and hospitals. Anywhere.



  2. Giovanni A. Cattaneo says:

    I will bet that the Russians will have a better sense of what to put as a sculpture than the idiot artist that made the monstrosity sitting at the train station in Rome.


  3. teresa says:

    Mr. Whippy, here is an old post on CP&S on the miracle mentioned above:


  4. Wall Eyed Mr Whippy says:

    Thanks T, the initial info was a little sparse.


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