Wednesday, August 21, 2013
(Vatican Radio) "On September 30th, the Pope will hold consistory and on this occasion he will announce the date of canonizations." It is with these words that Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints responded to reporters who asked him when was the planned canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII.
The two Popes, who will be canonized at the same ceremony, will be canonized certainly in 2014. "I think it is difficult this year and will probably be next year" added Cardinal Amato on the sidelines of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples in Rimini.
Cardinal Amato only confirms what was already spoken of by the Pope himself. "The Holy Father on the plane that brought him to Brazil had already announced that the canonizations would not be imminent during the last months of 2013, but in 2014," says Cardinal Amato.