At the end of a closed-door question and answer session with priests of Rome on Thursday, the Pope said it will be a “holy year” for Paul VI. “There are two Bishops of Rome who have recently become saints: John XXIII and John Paul II,” the Pope said. “Paul VI will become one this year. One cause for beatification is underway, John Paul I; his cause is open. And Benedict and I are on the waiting list. Pray for us.”
I always love his humor. I look forward to being able to officially pray to Paul and John Paul I for their intercession, especially on behalf of their successors.
(update: Feb 25, He will actually be canonized, not beatified! I don’t know how I made this error. I had been correcting people for some time, telling them to call him “Bl. Paul VI.”