Web Page for John Paul II's Cause Is Busy

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The official Web page of Pope John Paul II’s cause for beatification received 22,000 visits and more than 1,000 e-mail messages in its first week.

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The cause for beatification begins solemnly this Tuesday in Rome.

Monsignor Slawomir Oder, postulator of the cause, explained that the Web site «already has different sections in several languages, which will gradually be completed, to give visitors worldwide the possibility to follow directly the development of the cause for beatification.»

The Web page www.JohnPaulIIBeatification.org is sponsored by the Diocese of Rome.

The solemn «Opening Session of the Diocesan Inquiry into the Life, Virtues and Reputation of Sanctity of the Servant of God John Paul II» will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

«Shortly afterward, the site will offer ample information on the event, with photographic and documentary material,» Monsignor Oder said.

Within the next few days the Web site will post some testimonies of the faithful about graces received and personal meetings with John Paul II, as well as information on prayer meetings held in support of the cause, the monsignor indicated.

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