2nd miracle ascribed to Father Damiaan

26th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 October 2007, BRUSSELS – Nothing now stands in the way of Father Damiaan's canonisation now that the Vatican has ascribed a second miracle to the Belgian priest, who cared for lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in the 19th century.

26 October 2007

BRUSSELS – Nothing now stands in the way of Father Damiaan's canonisation now that the Vatican has ascribed a second miracle to the Belgian priest, who cared for lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in the 19th century.

A medical commission from the Vatican has ascertained that a woman who suffered from lung cancer ten years ago was miraculously healed after making a pilgrimage to the island of Molokai and praying to Father Damiaan.
The case was described in the Hawaii Medical Journal in 2000 as an "entirely spontaneous regression of cancer."

In 1995 the Roman Catholic church stated that Damiaan had already performed one miracle approximately 100 years earlier. In order to be declared a saint, an individual must be ascribed two miracles.

Molokai was a leper colony in the 19th century. Father Damiaan himself became infected with the disease as well and remained on the island until his death.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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