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Pope John Paul II was a fan
The beloved pontiff was inspired by Frassati's life during his studies. When he saw an exhibition of his life in 1977 the pope declared: "Behold the man of the eight beatitudes who bears in himself the grace of the Gospel, the Good News, the joy of salvation offered to us by Christ." The title stuck and the pontiff said it again when he beatified Frassati in 1990.

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