An exciting thing is that the web page has been updated. Take a look:
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In case you haven't heard the news, it was announced a few days ago that the closing of the diocesan phase of the cause has been finished and will be officially closed in a ceremony on April 2nd, 2007 at 12:00 PM at the Basilica of St. John Lateran.
Now hold on to your horses and don't start calling the travel agent... the cause will now go to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. There is a whole process that the cause will have to go through, then B16 will have to approve the cult, declaring JPII venerable, accept the judgement of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints on the reported miracle, etc, and as things here in Rome tend to go slow, we won't see a beatification of JPII this year.
Receiving Pope John Paul II's blessing after serving the Mass for the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th, 2004). I've got the beard and glasses - the last friar in the line before Msgr. James Harvey.
Update: For information on the process involved in a cause for beatification and canonization, see "Making Saints," a document put out by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Just so you know, in regard to JPII, April 2nd will be the end of phase 1 and the beginning of phase 2.