Some good news for the weekend.
"This day January 14, 2011, the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI, during the audience granted EM. Mo Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, has authorized the Congregation to promulgate the Decree on the miracle attributed to the Venerable Servant of God John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla). This act ends the process that precedes the rite of beatification, the date will be decided by the Holy Father." (Vatican Press Office, complete text)
The beatification will take place on May 1st.
Biography of John Paul II