Fyi I think he is in heaven..by His actions he reflected Our Lord.He was humble and tried to make up for things in the past that were less than what they should have been.<quoted text>
Here's the answer; Yes, they can declare Bl. John Paul is in heaven. No, the pope and the Vatican doesn't always know what happening in a parish under the supervision of a bishop on another continent.
Here's my question for you; Why do you think you have the authority to declare the old guy in your congregation who died last month and who was "saved" is in heaven (even though you have no clue about his personal life) and then turn around and mock the Catholic Church for declaring someone in heaven?
Do you think God is waiting on the Church to let him in??
We believe saved people go to heaven .. That is what Jesus said .
It is ultimately up to Him to decide ..Nit us and not the Church