Joseph Nguyen awoke from a 32 days coma to tell his miraculous story of meeting the Cardinal twice. Vatican officials in Rome are considering Joseph's healing in the process of beatification of Cardinal Van Thuân.
The solemn opening of the diocesan investigation on the life, virtues and reputation for sanctity of the cardinal will take place Oct. 22. The session will be presided over by Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the Pope's vicar for the Diocese of Rome, and Cardinal Peter Turkson, current president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
Thousands gathers to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the late Cardinal. His life is an example of faith and holiness for Catholics in Vietnam and the world. The cause for his beatification underway.