On May 1, the late Pope John Paul II will be one step closer to sainthood.
Pope Benedict XVI has decreed that his predecessor deserves credit
for the miracle of a French nun's recovery from Parkinson's disease,
which means he will receive beatification. The much-beloved pope,
who died in 2005, needs one more miracle to his credit
before becoming a full saint. (http://voices.washingtonpost.com)
Pope in Manila 1995 - During this trip to Philippines, on 15 January 1995,
he offered Mass to an estimated crowd of 4–5 million in Luneta Park,the largest papal crowd ever.
JP2 with the Marcoses (1978)