Robert Kubica to Attend Late Pope Beatification After Easter

Polish driver Robert Kubica seems to be getting better and better these days and, according to the SID news agency, is ready to attend the beatification of his late Polish countryman and former Pope John Paul II on May 1.

Kubica, who sustained great injuries in a rally crash in early February, is currently undergoing a rehabilitation process in the Santa Corona hospital in Pietra Ligure. According to the doctors, his recovery is going better than expected, as he already put in weight on his injured right foot and started clenching the fist on his injured right hand.

The Renault driver is known to be a very religious person, as he already has a fragment of the late pontiff's robe and a drop of his blood in a medallion to help aid his recovery.

Until the first Sunday after Easter, when the beatification will be celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square, Kubica will have further time to improve his health and make the 265-mile trip to Vatican a non risky one.

The beatification of the late Pope John Paul II was decided upon by the Vatican in mid January 2011, as the title is given to martyrs and other important figures of Christianity who have performed at least one miracle in their lifetime, and the process brings those beatified one step closer to sainthood.

In Pope John Paul II's case, the title goes for the healing of a French nun that used to suffer from Parkinson's disease. In history, that act went down as a miracle.
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