Pope Paul VI canonized

Pope Paul VI canonized

Pope Paul VI will be canonized in 2018. This was stated by the current head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis during the annual meeting with the priests of Rome, reports Catholic News Agency.

“I saw him, and he liked me,” said he.

Francis recalled that popes John XXIII and John Paul II were canonized in April 2014, continues the process of the beatification of John Paul I. “Benedict in the queue. Pray for us!” — he joked.

As says the publication, in early February, the special Commission approved the second miracle needed for canonization of Paul VI.

The decision was taken unanimously. Attributing the Pope canonized may take place in October during the Synod of bishops.

The miracle attributed to Paul VI — the healing of the fetus of a pregnant woman. The case was studied from 2014. The mother from Verona was discovered the disease that threatened her life and the life of a child. The doctors suggested an abortion, after which she went to the Sanctuary of St. Mary in the city of Brescia to pray for the Pope, a few days before declared blessed. Later, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

Paul VI held the papacy from 1963 to 1978.