Pope John Paul II nears sainthood (20 images)

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI formally credited a miracle to his predecessor, paving the way for Pope John Paul II to be beatified May 1, the Vatican said Friday.

The Vatican said the late John Paul II miraculously cured a nun who reportedly had Parkinson's disease, the BBC reported.

Here is a look back at a few memorable moments with Pope John Paul II from the UPI News Picture Archives.

Updated: Jan. 14, 2011 at 12:00 PM
11 of 20
Pope John Paul II smiles broadly during a visit to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. It was the Pontiff's first stop after arrival here for a brief two day visit.
| License Photo
Most Popular
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant wants teacher 'thrown in jail' after dis
Steve Burton officially returns to the 'General Hospital' set
At least 461 now confirmed dead in Sierra Leone mudslide
President Trump and first lady Melania won't attend Kennedy Center Honors
Six police officers shot, two dead in Florida and Pennsylvania