A bit much if you ask yours truly.
Meanwhile, perke Pio XII (l'ultimo vero romano, diciamo) non e' ancora proclamato beato (e perke ogni cosa in Vaticano diventa politica)?! I have a hunch this is another Bertone thing. The Salesians - an Italian order - go wild for Paul VI.
I have a profound respect for Paul VI.
Even though he bungled a lot, I am sure he was a saintly personage.
In any event, this is a bit silly, vero?
St. Paul VI?
Since when? I mean, c'mon, guys. Dai ragazzi.
This idea that every dead pope of recent memory should be canonized saint needs to stop.
Let's face it, Paul VI was not a strong character. Too much too soon and liturgical abuses such as Holy Communion in the hand in the Latin Church will be judged severely by time and generations yet to be born.
To put it simply, too many saints have been canonized in recent memory (mostly founders of religious orders because they are the only ones with enough dough to put forward the big bucks for the "costly" process).
And anybody ever ask why Leo XIII's cause was never put forward? I can't say, but evidently it was credible.
Popes live and die. Many are holy. Great. They don't all need to be proclaimed canonized saints. Neither does every great and holy person that we know who has passed before us.