Sunday 16 January 2011

Blessed John Paul II

In other news, of course, Blessed John Paul II is to be beatified on May 1st, which in England will be the Sunday of the double Bank Holiday weekened for the Royal Wedding. That's slightly interesting because Prince Charles had to postpone his do with the Duchess of Cornwall to get to Pope John Paul II's funeral, but I digress.

It does all seem quick, but maybe in the miserable West with our shortening attention spams we need things to happen faster. He'll be the first, maybe only, person I've ever seen in the flesh to be beatified, which is quite a thought and I know several people who actually met him.

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