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JOHN PAUL II/ He was beatified for us today, otherwise it is all madness

Roberto Fontolan


Roberto Fontolan talks about the importance of the beatification of John Paul II, the door to Christ that he opened for us, and his witness of the love of God, to us today.

On May 1, 2011, just six years after his death, John Paul II was beatified by his successor, Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The ceremony was held on Divine Mercy Sunday, a day established by John Paul II himself, and was attended by over 2 million people, many of whom came from Poland to see the Polish Pope become Blessed. His feast day will be on October 22nd.


PHOTO/ Beatification of Pope John Paul II


Pope John Paul II was beatified yesterday, only six years after his death. Almost two million attended, and millions more watched the moving ceremony.


WOJTYLA/ Scola: I’ll tell you about the John Paul II that I knew

INT. Angelo Scola

Cardinal Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice, talks about his memories of Pope John Paul II and how he inspired people, both through his writings and through his person.


JOHN PAUL II/ Weigel: the story of a man in love with Christ

INT. George Weigel

George Weigel, theologian and author of Witness to Hope, a biography of John Paul II, talks about the importance of the life and beatification of the recent Pope.


JOHN PAUL II/ Sirico (Acton Institute): Wojtyla, the Pope of Subsidiarity

INT. Robert Sirico

Robert Sirico talks about John Paul II’s views on the economy and how those views are still applicable today, including his stance on market economies and his opinion on subsidiarity.