Formula of Beatification

 


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

We, accepting to the desire of our brother Agostino Cardinal Vallini, our Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome, of many other brothers in the episcopate and many of the faithful, after having had the opinion of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, with our Apostolic Authority we concede that the Venerable Servant of God John Paul II, Pope, from this hour can be called Blessed. And that it is possible to celebrate his feast in places and according to norms established by law, each year on the 22nd of October.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

[translation by EWTN]