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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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Pope John Paul II is resting in the hospital February 25, 2005 following an emergency tracheotomy to ease his breathing. The Pope is seen here holding hands with Mother Theresa after visiting Casa del Cuore Puro, Mother Theresa's home for the destitute and dying February 3, 1986 in Calcutta. Mother Theresa, who passed away in 1997, is to be beatified by the Pope on October 19, 2003.(UPI/Luciano Mallace)
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