What does Blessed Pope John Paul II have in common with Juan dela Cruz?
The names of their countries both start with the letter P.
Their capital cities (Warsaw and Manila, respectively) were both heavily devastated during World War II.
Their countries are predominantly Catholic.
Majority of Pole and Filipino Catholics are both Marian in devotion.
Both countries recite the Three-O'-Clock Prayer and have a devotion to the Lord's Divine Mercy (which is anyway celebrated today, always in the Second Sunday of Easter).
They both fought for social justice (the Polish people more successful than the Filipinos).
And most of all...
THEIR PEOPLES ARE HAPPY THAT THIS YOUTH-LOVING, LIFE-ADVOCATING PONTIFF WILL BE BEATIFIED TODAY!
Blessed John Paul II, PRAY FOR US!