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.- A Polish daily published an article Thursday claiming that the beatification cause of John Paul II has hit a roadblock in regard to the miraculous healing of French nun who suffered from Parkinson’s disease.

The newspaper said the miracle of a French nun named Sister Marie Simon-Pierre, who was cured of Parkinson's disease after asking the intercession of the late Pope,  had been “rejected” by the Vatican’s Medical Commission, alleging that the diagnosis of the disease had been an error.  It claimed officials were now sorting through some 271 other possible miracles to find a replacement.

Vatican sources quoted by ANSA news agency denied the reports saying the claims were “absolutely baseless.”

Nevertheless, details of the late Pope’s cause remain under wraps as it continues to move forward.  A “prominent Vatican source” consulted later by Apcom news agency reacted to the claims with surprise.

“It cannot be said that that miracle is not valid simply because the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has not yet officially analyzed it.”

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