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During the three hours he will beatify Cardinal John Henry Newman - a much praised Birmingham Catholic who converted from Anglicanism.
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THE process to beatify Pope John Paul II (below) opens officially today with a solemn ceremony in which all the clerics involved will take an oath of secrecy - and promise not to take any money or gifts that might sway their decisions.
Pope John Paul II drew fresh attention to one of the most blood-soaked chapters of recent church history with plans to beatify March 11 233 martyrs of the Spanish Civil War.
Pope John Paul II will beatify thirty martyrs during his trip in June.
Pope John Paul II was to beatify Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac Oct.
In fact he admired Pius IX so much that he wanted to beatify him 40 years ago but lacked the time to do so.
Moreover, 19 theologians, who in the past have challenged the Magisterium of the Church, have called on the Catholic Church not to beatify Pius IX.
In fact, his dream had been to be able to personally beatify Pius IX.
In September he goes to Slovenia to beatify Bishop Slomsek (1800-1862), an early worker for unity between Catholic and Orthodox Christians.
On his latest visit to Poland in July, the Holy Father will beatify over 100 people who were martyred during the Second World War.