Timeline of the Cause for Pope John Paul II

John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła)

Born: 18 May 1920 in Wadowice, Poland

Died: 2 April 2005 in Rome, Italy

Decree of dispensation by Pope Benedict XVI from the 5 year waiting period to initial the process for the Beatification of John Paul II, Pope: 09 May 2005

Diocesan Phase for Heroic Virtues

Opening of the diocesan inquiry, in order to gather testimonies and documents related to the life and virtues of Pope John Paul II: 28 June 2005

Closing of the diocesan inquiry: 02 April 2007

Roman Phase for Heroic Virtues

Decree on the validity of the diocesan inquiry by the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints: 04 May 2007

Writing of the "Positio" by consultors appointed the Congregation under the supervision of a Relator from the College of Relators within the Congregation. The Position contains a critical biography of the Servant of God and a summary of the testimonies submitted during the diocesan inquiry: 2007-2008

Completed Positio submitted to the Congregation: 2008

Vote and approval of the Positio by the theological consultors: 30 June 2009

Vote and approval by the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation: 16 November 2009

Promulgation of the Decree on Heroic Virtues; permits the title "Venerable Servant of God": 19 December 2009

Diocesan Phase for the Miracle

Opening of the diocesan inquiry on a miracle for beatification: 2006

Closing of the diocesan inquiry on a miracle for beatification: 23 March 2008

Roman Phase for the Miracle

Decree on the validity of the diocesan inquiry on the miracle: 11 April 2008

Vote and approval by the medical consultants: 21 October 2010

Vote and approval by the theological consultants: 14 December 2010

Vote and approval by the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation: 11 January 2011

Approval by Pope Benedict XVI and promulgation of the Decree on the Miracle: 14 January 2011

Beatification

Beatification by Pope Benedict XVI: 01 May 2011