It seems most appropriate that a Pope so devoted to mercy should be beatified on this, the second Sunday after Easter (also known as Divine Mercy Sunday). We pray for the mercy of God on all people, those who know God and those who do not, those who are searching and those who have given up hope, those who remain faithful to Christ and those who have (for whatever reason) separated themselves from Him. This Sunday reminds us that there is always an opportunity to return to God, the God Who loves us so deeply and infinitely!
John Paul II was a great Pope, no doubt about it.
We are so happy he is being beatified today and know that he will be a powerful intercessor for us in heaven.