Edict concerning the cause of John Paul II
On 18 May 2005 the vicar for the Diocese of Rome Cardinal Camillo Ruini promulgated an edict that seeks testimonies about the holiness of Pope John Paul II, and all copies of his unpublished writings. The edict will be displayed for two months on the doors of the Vicariate of Rome and in the archdiocesan curia of Krakow, Poland.
The edict written was published on the front page of English edition of L'Osservatore Romano, 29 May 2005. The edict invites 'all the faithful to communicate directly to us or to send to the Diocesan Tribunal of the Vicariate of Rome (Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, 6 -- 00184, Rome) all information favorable or opposed" to Pope John Paul II's "fame for holiness."
'Given that, according to the legal dispositions, all the writings attributed to him must be collected, with this edict we order all those who are in possession of them that they send with due diligence to the same tribunal any writing that has the servant of God as its author, unless it has already been handed in to the postulation of the cause,' says the edict.
'We remind the faithful that with regard to his writings, we do not refer only to the printed works, which have already been collected, but also to manuscripts, diaries, letters and any other private writing of the servant of God. Those who wish to keep the original, may present a duly certified copy.' says the document.