Friday, May 13, 2005
MAY 13: Benedict XVI announced the opening of the cause of beatification of John Paul II, waiving the normal waiting period of five years after the death of a Servant of God. The Pope made the announcement in the course of a meeting with the Roman clergy in the basilica of St. John Lateran.
The Pope invited the priests to make their own these words of John Paul II:
"Mass is, in an absolute way, the center of my life and of each of my days."