Vatican authorities introduced Sister Marie Simon-Pierre to the world's religion reporters. She is the French nun whose atrophied left arm was apparently cured of Parkinson's Disease after praying over the death of Pope John Paul II. If proven, that cure could constitute the posthumous miracle required as evidence of his saintliness. NBC's Anne Thompson covered the nun's story remotely from New York where she found an unimpressed lay worshipper at St Patrick's Cathedral, who suggested that JPII was holy enough to be a saint just because of "the way he brought people together." Thompson explained that a miracle had to be proven: "This is not a popularity contest."
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