Foreign websites are publishing the official decree from the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints about the beatification of Venerable Pope John Paul II. Read the full text here, courtesy of the Catholic Herald.

I’ll be whipping up a Dutch translation, to be published later this afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled.

The beatification will take place in Rome on the 1 May, Divine Mercy Sunday, and Pope Benedict XVI will preside over the Mass himself, only the second time he has done. The first time was the beatification of Blessed John Henry Newman last year.

EDIT: It took a bit longer than expected, but here is the Dutch translation of the decree.

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