THE DIOCESAN PHASE OF THE CANONIZATION


Ks. Sliwinski: Let us rejoice, because it ended the first necessary step to acknowledge the error. Fr.. Popieluszko saint. But remember: it’s not the end of the whole process of canonization

Closing Ceremony ws process. Presumed miracle through the intercession of Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko outside Paris will take place tomorrow in the diocese of Creteil. A special commission investigated the matter heal terminally ill with leukemia man.

– Today we can be glad that the first necessary step to acknowledge the error. Fr.. Popieluszko holy ended – said Fr. Przemyslaw Sliwinski, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Warsaw. – But remember, this does not mean the end of the process.

According to Fr. Przemyslaw Sliwinski, the decision of the tribunal in Creteil this “great joy that a certain phase of the canonization process is over,” though – as noted – it does not mean the end of the process.

Ks. Sliwinski recalled that in the case of a martyr’s canonization process involves only the recognition of a miracle. – The recognition of a miracle happened, but at the diocesan level. This is not the end of the whole process of canonization. Now the case goes to Rome, and there, the Congregation for Saints begin multistage test this miracle – said a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Warsaw.

The course of study a possible miracle assumes it checked first by the commission doctors. – Each of them will dissect, like “devil’s advocate” studied if there is no medical explanation for the healing. Then a miracle will be examined by the theological commission, and finally by the cardinals and bishops of the Congregation. Only then the whole case is being transferred to the pope, who finally decides to canonization – said Fr. Sliwinski.

How long will the Vatican’s canonization process step? – Due to the complicated nature of the process and its multigrade, for today there is no data to determine when he will be canonized. At the moment, we can be glad that the first necessary step to acknowledge the error. Fr.. Jerzy Popieluszko holy ended, but still Metropolitan of Warsaw Cardinal. Kazimierz Nycz calls on all the people of the archdiocese and all who care about the canonization of prayer and patience – said Fr. Sliwinski.

Tomorrow the end of the diocesan phase

On Monday September 14 at the Cathedral of Creteil, near Paris will be officially complete the process on the presumed miracle through the intercession of Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko – KAI learned in the Polish Catholic Mission in France. This is accomplished by the local ordinary, Bishop Michel santier on the 68th anniversary of the birth of Polish martyr and third anniversary of the medically inexplicable healing of François Audel with atypical chronic myeloid leukemia, which was the subject of the process.

The case file will be sent to the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints. If working in her womb medical consul confirms the inexplicable nature of healing, consul theological finds link between healing and prayer for the intercession of Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko, and cardinals and bishops – members of the Congregation – accept their judgment, then prefect of the office will be able to ask the Pope for permission to issue a decree on the ensuing miracle through the intercession of the patron saint of “Solidarity”. This will open the way for his canonization.

Healing in France

58-year-old François Audelan now, the father of three daughters, 11 years suffered the atypical chronic myelogenous leukemia. He was in the hospital them. Albert Chenevier in Créteil. It has not helped previously used chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant. In November 2011,. His health rapidly deteriorated, the patient almost could not walk independently. In August 2012 he found in the last stages of the disease, lost consciousness. Doctors told his wife that there was no help for him, because carcinogenic cells spread throughout the body.

They called to the bedside of Fr. Bernard Brien, to bind up his sacraments. Somewhat earlier, the priest was in Warsaw at the tomb of Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko became acquainted with his life and with amazement saw that has the same birthday, which was chaplain of the “Solidarity” – 14 September 1947. It is also the feast of the Finding of the Cross. After returning to France, he began to promote the cult Polish priest. After giving the sacrament to a dying patient she took a picture of the blessed and prayed for the sick, who was unconscious. When Father. O’Brien left, F Audelan opened his eyes and asked him present at his wife: “What happened?”. It was on September 14, 2012.

In the following days carried out a lot of very detailed studies that have shown no signs of leukemia. The patient was discharged home.He returned to the family. Back to full health confirms excerpt from the hospital on 7 December 2012.

How did the investigation

After some time about the incident that informed the Bishop of Créteil – Michel santier, which – as it turned out – a year earlier also prayed at the grave of Father. George. Based on the positive parameters of medical affairs, in consultation with the Metropolitan of Warsaw Cardinal. Kazimierz Nycz, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and Father. prof. Tomasz Kaczmarek – postulator of Blessed process. Jerzy Popieluszko – Bishop decided to start a diocesan investigation of the alleged healing François Audel. It was agreed that the process will be conducted jointly Créteil diocese and the Archdiocese of Warsaw.

It started on 20 September 2014. When sworn members of the tribunal, whose members included two priests from Polish: Joseph Grzywaczewski and Joseph Naumowicz. The task of the tribunal was hearing witnesses and gathering medical records.

Sam “hero” healings – the father and grandfather, a former trader, now a born-again into a man of the Church, he sees the whole incident not only the “grace of God” but also “very strong character recognition (his) late ordination”. “Why me and why not the others?” – Asks himself this question often François. A Father. Brien, who since then is very friendly with him and all his family, announces that it will soon bless second daughter married to a recent patient.

Original article in Polish
Kończy się diecezjalny etap procesu kanonizacyjnego bł. ks. Jerzego Popiełuszki