‘Humanae Vitae’ author Pope Paul VI moves toward sainthood :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Vatican City, Dec 20, 2012 / 10:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).-

Pope Benedict XVI authorized an investigation on Dec. 20 which could result in proclaiming the late pontiff, Paul VI, a saint.

The 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.

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