News from Poland
The Canonization of Pope John Paul II has taken place and the Polish mint has issued a series of coins to commemorate the event.
Canonization or canonisation is the act by which the Roman Catholic or Anglican Church declares that a person who has died was a saint. After this declaration the person is included in the list of recognized saints. To be eligible for canonisation by the Catholic Church, two miracles must be attributed to a candidate. In Pope John Paul II’s case these were his healing a case of Parkinson’s disease and later the healing of an otherwise terminal brain aneurysm.
The canonisation Mass for Pope John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła) was celebrated by Pope Francis (with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI), on 27 April 2014 in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.