John Paul II dream leads to cancer cure

A young Italian man's lung cancer has disappeared weeks after John Paul II appeared to his wife in a dream and reassured her that he would be fine, according to local media reports, with the local archbishop confident that a miracle has taken place.

Catholic News Agency reports that the young man from Salerno, south of Naples, who was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, has attributed his full recovery to the miraculous intervention of the late Pope.

According to Thursday's edition of local newspaper, Il Mattino, his wife prayed for John Paul's intercession, and the dead Pope reportedly appeared in a dream to her and reassured her that her husband would be fine.

A few days after the dream, doctors noticed the man's condition improve. Within weeks, his cancer had completely disappeared, doctors said. The cancer has not returned.

Archbishop Gerardo Pierro of Salerno told Il Mattino he was confident that a miracle had taken place. The diocese is currently looking into the case.

A number of other miracles due to the intercession of Pope John Paul II have already been claimed, including the case of an elderly French nun, who had been incapacitated by Parkinson's disease and was confined to her bed.

The nun experienced a complete and lasting cure after members of her community prayed for the intercession of Pope John Paul II shortly after the late Pontiff's death in April last year.

Archbishop, young man attribute miracle to John Paul II (CNA, 3/11/06)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Archbishop Gerardo Pierro (Catholic-Hierarchy)

Vatican may declare John Paul II a martyr (CathNews, 4/7/05)

Alleged Miracles Attributed to John Paul (Beliefnet, 11/4/05)
Miracle attributed to John Paul II involved Parkinson's disease (Catholic World News, 30/1/06)

6 Nov 2006