From The Tablet:
Second John Paul II ‘miracle’ investigated
Doctors in the southern coastal city of Salerno say they cannot explain how a 76-year-old man under their care was suddenly freed from all traces of the cancer that was expected to take his life, writes Robert Mickens.
The man’s wife claims it was through a miracle granted through the intercession of John Paul II which, if upheld, could be the second miracle needed to secure the late Pope’s beatification. The case has been sent to the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints for outside experts to investigate the claims.
The Archbishop of Salerno, Gerardo Pierro, informed Catholics there of the possible miracle during Mass on the Feast of All Saints in the archdiocesan cathedral. He said cancer had spread through the body of Nicola Grippo and doctors had given up reasonable hope of eliminating the tumours. But the man’s wife Elisabetta, 72, said she prayed fervently to the late Polish Pope, who died in April 2005. The woman said she dreamed of John Paul II, who told her he would intervene. The next day Mr Grippo was cancer-free.