A Boca Raton priest’s stunning recovery from a deadly skin cancer could become the case that clinches sainthood for a fellow Catholic cleric killed by the Nazis during World War II.
The murdered cleric, Titus Brandsma, was beatified by the Catholic Church in 1985, a step that must be taken before he can be elevated to sainthood. A miracle that can be verified by panels of Catholic experts must be attributed to Brandsma before he can become a saint, and Father Michael Driscoll thinks his unexplainable cure qualifies.
An investigative committee for the Diocese of Palm Beach spent almost a year and a half checking out Driscoll’s claims and sent its findings to the Vatican last month. It could take months or even years before Rome makes a decision on Brandsma, diocese spokeswoman Dianne Laubert said.
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