On Wednesday, head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis approved a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to one of his predecessors, according to The Vatican. John Paul I, who headed the church in 1978 for only 33 days, will be beatified and, perhaps, later canonized.
The date of the beatification of John Paul I has not yet been set, as it will be determined by Pope Francis. According to the APA agency, the beatification is expected to occur next spring.
The Vatican began the process of the Pope’s beatification, whose birth name was Albino Luciani, in 2003.
John Paul I died at the age of 65 on September 28, 1978, of cardiac arrest. He was then succeeded by John Paul II as head of the Catholic Church.
According to Vatican News, the miracle attributed to him is the healing of an 11-year-old girl in Buenos Aires.