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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued a decree allowing for the dedication of churches to the soon-to-be beatified Pope John Paul II.
 
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued a decree allowing for the dedication of churches to the soon-to-be beatified Pope John Paul II.
The decree allows the possibility of “dedicating a church to God in honor of the newly beatified,” AGI reports.
There will be no need for specific authorization by the Holy See if the diocese interested in doing so has already decided to insert the newly beatified in its liturgy, which is fixed in the liturgical calendar for October 22 in Rome and Poland, or if the relevant episcopal conference has done so.
“The choice of naming a church for the beatified John Paul II,” a CDF note says, “requires permission from the Holy See except when celebrations are already included in the calendar. In these cases there is no need to request permission and the Blessed after whom the church is names may hold celebrations in his honor.”