RARE! 2005 Vatican Euro Coin Proof Set - John Paul II

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  • Sold Date: Apr 30, 2011
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Rare 2005 Vatican Euro Proof Set Available in time for the Beatification of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II On May first, the Holy Father Pope John Paul II, born Karol Jozef Wojtyia, the first pope from Poland and serving the second longest pontificate, will be Beatified in the third step toward becoming a Saint (the fourth being canonization, which requires yet another bona-fide miracle), and will be then known as 'Blessed.' The miracle which has led to John Paul II's Beatification is described by Cardinal Angelo Amato in an interview on Vatican Radio: "The miracle is the cure of French Sister Marie Simon Pierre from Parkinson’s. The disease was diagnosed in 2001 by her physician and by other specialists.� Sister received proper treatment, which was not, however, apt to cure the disease, but only to attenuate her pain.� At the news of the death of Pope John Paul II, who had suffered from the same disease, Sister Marie and her companions began to invoke the deceased Pontiff, asking him for healing. On June 2, 2005, tired and overwhelmed by the pain, Sister Marie made her intention to be released from professional work known to her religious superior. Her superior, however, invited Sister Marie to trust in the intercession of John Paul II. Sister Marie then retired for the night, which she passed quietly.� On awakening she felt healed.� Her pains had disappeared, and she felt no ... read more