Vatican confirms Pope Paul VI to be beatified in October

Pope Francis is to beatify his predecessor Pope Paul VI on October 19, the Vatican has confirmed.

The Vatican announced that Francis has approved a decree attributing a miracle to the intercession of the Italian pope, and his beatification will take place at the conclusion of the bishops’ synod on the family.

On May 6, the Italian news agency, ANSA, reported that the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints had attributed to Pope Paul’s intercession the healing of an unborn baby from an otherwise incurable illness.

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