It seems that the deceased postconciliar popes just can’t stop working miracles.
La Tribuna di Treviso reported on Monday that a 15-year-old girl from Parè had leukemia. Her parish priest brought this concern to Pope Francis, who gave assurance of his prayers. The priest, who had John Paul I his bishop before he was elected pope, prayed for the girl to John Paul I at his tomb in Rome. And now the girl is doing remarkably better.
To be sure, this is not an authenticated miracle yet, though the priest is convinced of the power of the pope’s intercession. As is the former mayor of Treviso, who believes he also was healed of serious illness because of his prayers to John Paul I.
At this point John Paul I is already “venerable,” so the next step for him would be beatification. Pope Francis seems favorably disposed to Luciano’s cause. As he said to the priest, “I already pray to him as a saint.”