The Sunday Times of London said John Paul has already been credited with the three miracles required for sainthood.
Over the weekend, the cardinal overseeing the process said he expected the local dioceses to have checked on the three miracles by April, with a formal announcement expected on April 2, the second anniversary of John Paul's death, The Sunday Times said.
One of the miracles John Paul is being credited with is curing a French nun of Parkinson's disease. The late pope also suffered from the disease. The nun was in the advanced stages of Parkinson's when members of her convent prayed to John Paul to ask God for her recovery in May 2005, The Times said.