VATICAN CITY - The late Pope Paul VI
, who led the Roman Catholic Church in the 1960s and 1970s during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception, will be made a saint this year, Pope Francis has decided.
A pair of acrobats dressed as lumbering polar bears announced the performance during the weekly audience at the Pope Paul VI
My first step in this investigation is an analysis of the pontificates of Paul VI
, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI, with an open window on the recent developments in the Church of Pope Francis.
When he invoked Pope Paul VI
(by name) and his predecessor's controversial encyclical "Humanae Vitae" (by implication), it was global newsbut it was news for the wrong reasons.
, Giovanni Battista Montini, was educated in the Vatican Secretariat of State and became archbishop of Milan before his 1963 election as pope.
Saint John Paul II regarded Pope Paul VI
as the great catechist of modern times: "Through the whole of his work, my venerable predecessor Paul VI
served the Church's catechesis in a particularly exemplary fashion.
London, May 11 ( ANI ): The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis has set a beatification date for another of his predecessors Paul VI
was elected pope in 1963, during the course of Vatican II, and served in that capacity until his death in 1978.
Between these two influential popes, Leo XIII (1878-1903) became the prototype for another model that stressed positive engagement in modern politics, including an acceptance of democratic government--a model whose best exemplars would be John XXIII (1958-1963), Paul VI
(1963-1978), and John Paul II (1978-2005).
In 1969 he was chosen by Pope Paul VI
to be one of his private secretaries.
Villeroy & Boch has supplied the china to five popes, starting with Plus XII In 1955, followed by John XXIII (1959), Paul VI
(1964) and Pope John Paul II.
Pope Paul VI
pleaded before the United Nations in 1965 for an end to all war--a challenge repeated in 1991 by Pope John Paul II: "Never again war