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.
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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died in a military hospital outside Paris early on November 11, 2004. He was 75 years old. This photo shows Arafat and Pope John Paul II meeting at the Papal summer residence Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, Aug. 2, 2001. (UPI Photo/Palestinian Authority)
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