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Pope recognises miracle needed to beatify Canadian nun
    Pope John Paul II formally recognised the miracle needed for the beatification of Mother Emilie Tavernier Gamelin, founder of the Sisters of Providence.
    At a meeting on Monday, Archbishop Jose Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for Sainthood Causes, told the pope that Mother Gamelin, "having obtained through her intercession the healing of a youth afflicted by a serious illness, can now be listed among the vast number of blesseds."
    The Vatican provided no details about the miracle, nor did it announce a date for the beatification ceremony.
    Also at the Dec. 18 meeting, Pope John Paul recognized the martyrdom of 102 priests, religious and lay people killed during the Spanish Civil War, setting the scene for a massive beatification ceremony in March.