The late Pope John Paul II was moved a major step closer to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church on Friday when his successor approved a decree attributing a miracle to him.
The move by Pope Benedict means that John Paul, who died in 2005 after a papacy of nearly 27 years, will be beatified. Beatification is the last step before sainthood. The ceremony will take place on May 1 in Rome.
I`am wondering if Red Socks (option 1) really believes this baloney (2) just likes the prestige, adoration & worship of the masses (3) doesn`t believe it but rather than lose authority and position & perhaps his own life, just goes along with it anyway (4) he`s deceived with all the rest (5) he`s just a common con man, and their a dime a dozen. So its a matter of take your pick.
Ephesians 1 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fulness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 5 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.---NASB
C.H. Spurgeon wrote: Christ did not redeem his church with his blood that the pope might come in and steal away the glory. He never came from heaven to earth,and poured out his very heart that he might purchase his people, that a poor sinner, a mere man, should be set upon high to be admired by all the nations, and to call himself God's representative on earth. Christ has always been the Head of the church.