[How/what about Venerable Pius XII?]
Beatification soon for Popes Paul VI, John Paul I?
CWN – July 12, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI could beatify two of his predecessors during the coming Year of Faith, according to the former prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Cardinal José Saraiva Martins told the Italian daily Corriere delle Alpi that the causes of both Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul I are “moving ahead,” and miracles attributed to the intercession of both Pontiffs are currently under investigation.
A full position, or dossier on the life of Pope John Paul I, was recently submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Documentation on the cause of Pope Paul VI is already complete. If the Congregation finds that each man demonstrated “heroic virtue,” only the approval of a miracle would be necessary to fulfill the requirements for beatification.
Pope Benedict XVI has already beatified one of his predecessors, Blessed John Paul II.
Additional sources for this story: Year of Faith could see beatification of John Paul I, Paul VI (CNA) www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/year-of-faith-could-see-beatification-of-john-paul-i-paul-vi/