domenica 17 ottobre 2021

Saintly popes: People question whether canonizing popes is a good idea

(Cindy Wooden, CNS - NCReporter)
With the news that Pope John Paul I would soon be beatified, Twitter and other social media were filled — again — with the question: Has being pope become a shortcut to canonization? "It is not a matter of beatifying or canonizing a papacy," insisted Cardinal Beniamino Stella, postulator of the late pope's sainthood cause. Besides, he told Catholic News Service, Pope John Paul I — the former Albino Luciani — was pope for just over one month, and except for martyrs, "you can't determine someone's holiness just by 33 or 34 days of his or her life." (...)