Several news agencies are reporting that the miracle required by Canon Law for the beatification of Pope John Paul II may have occurred in France.

News reports have quoted the Pope’s former secretary and now Archbishop of Krakow, Stanislao Dziwisz, who is said to have confirmed that the miracle did take place in France, but without providing further details.

Speaking about the beatification process, which is currently underway in Krakow, Archbishop Dziwisz stated, “The testimonies are numerous, although the most accurate cases must be chosen in order to show the personality of John Paul II.”  He said this phase of the process could wrap up as soon as March 2006.