In a message sent for the beatification
, Pope Francis said Romero "built the peace with the power of love, gave testimony of the faith with his life.
The Secretary General thanked Pope Francis for his decision to sign the decree that accelerates the process of beatification
Benedict returned to the steps of St Peter's Basilica for Paul's outdoor beatification
Mass in a potent symbol of the continuity of the church, despite differences in style and priorities that were so evident in the synod meetings this week.
The archdiocese expects more than 1,500 people, including members of the sister's family and Mencer, to be on hand for the beatification
According to the BBC, the beatification
ceremony will be held at the Vatican on 19 October.
Three years ago, preparations for John Paul's beatification
included a prayer vigil on Rome's Circus Maximus field for tens of thousands of people.
The second miracle attributed to John Paul's intercession is the inexplicable curing of a woman from Costa Rica who prayed to him for help with her medical condition on the day of his beatification
In other correspondence Mr Coffey said such a beatification
could be linked to the 90th anniversary of the 1891 Rerum Novarum, an open letter from Pope Leo XIII addressing the condition of the working classes.
In December, World Council First Vice Chair Grzegorz Bierecki, president/CEO of the National Association of Cooperative Savings & Credit Unions and a senator in Poland's parliament, nominated Stefczyk for beatification
To the cheers of hundreds of thousands of people, a tapestry showing a smiling John Paul was unveiled seconds after Benedict, wearing resplendent white and gold robes, read the solemn beatification
The turnout for yesterday's beatification
far exceeded even the most optimistic expectation of one million people.
is the first major milestone on the path to possible sainthood, one of the Catholic Church's highest honours.
MORE than a million people jammed St Peter's Square and surrounding streets yesterday for the beatification
of Pope John Paul II, a celebration to honour one of the most adored popes as he moves a step closer to possible sainthood.
Catholics across Bulgaria have gathered Sunday to celebrate the beatification
of Pope John Paul II, which was carried out in Rome.
DICTATOR Robert Mugabe has sidestepped an EU travel plan to attend the beatification
of Pope John Paul II today.