Friday, December 21, 2012

Pope Paul VI moves toward sainthood

Holy Father authorizes investigation for 'Humanae Vitae' author
Pope Paul VI, Giovanni Battista Montini, is pictured in an undated portrait
from the Vatican. Photo: CNS Archives.
Catholic News Service reports that Pope Benedict XVI has advanced Pope Paul VI's cause for sainthood by authorizing an investigation into the life of the "Humanae Vitae" author:
The current Pope formally allowed the move as the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints wrote a decree stating that Paul VI had “heroic virtue,” the first step necessary in the canonization process.

The pontiff met with congregation head cardinal Angelo Amato on Thursday to let him begin the review of the “Humanae Vitae” author.

During their meeting, the Pope also authorized the congregation to continue several other canonization processes, which are usually long and complex.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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