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John Paul’s Beatification: His Suffering Highlighted

ROME — Pope John Paul II’s own suffering is being highlighted on the eve of his beatification, with aides testifying about his long battle with Parkinson’s disease and a French nun cured of the same ailment taking a starring role in th…

ROME — Pope John Paul II’s own suffering is being highlighted on the eve of his beatification, with aides testifying about his long battle with Parkinson’s disease and a French nun cured of the same ailment taking a starring role in the ceremonies.

The Vatican decreed that Sister Marie Simon-Pierre’s inexplicable cure from Parkinson’s was the miracle needed to beatify John Paul. Her story will be highlighted at the all-night prayer vigil Saturday night ahead of Sunday’s beatification Mass for John Paul.

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