Krakow, Poland, Oct 10, 2019 / 15:01 pm
The Polish bishops' conference has agreed to begin the canonization process for the parents of Saint John Paul II.
The Polish episcopate made the announcement Oct. 10, setting in motion the first steps for the beatification of John Paul II's father, Karol Wojtyla, and mother, Emilia nee Kaczorowska.
The next step will be to ask the Holy See to initiate the process of sainthood at the level of the Archdiocese of Cracow.
Karol, a Polish Army lieutenant, and Emilia, a school teacher, were married in Krakow Feb. 10, 1906. The Catholic couple gave birth to three children: Edmund in 1906; Olga, who died shortly after her birth; and Karol Junior in 1920.