Tuesday 19 February 2008

Santi subito

New procedures for canonizing saints have been put in place. You can read about it here, where you will also read that Pope Benedict has already canonized and beatified at a prodigious rate, just like his predecessor. In fairness, though, these new saints will all have been hang-overs from Pope John Paul's time. Perhaps we may see the flood ebbing somewhat over the next couple of years.
As for Pope John Paul himself, the article asks Cardinal Martins whether Pope Benedict is about to declare him a saint without any further messing around.
"No," Martins told reporters with a grin. "I think that is not very probable"

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