Pope Francis announced that he will proclaim Paul VI (+1978) a saint later this year.
Talking to the Roman priests on Thursday, Francis remembered, that he canonized only recently Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. He added jokingly, “Benedict and I are on the waiting list.”
The miracle attributed to the cause of Paul VI is the healing of an unborn child which in the fifth month of pregnancy was allegedly sick. The baby girl was born in 2015 in good health. Generally there is very little belief in the Church that Paul VI had the heroic virtues and therefore was truly a saint.
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