Will the Pope Make Fewer Saints?

Is Benedict XVI slowing down John Paul II's saintmaking "factory"?

An early clue to how Pope Benedict XVI may veer from the path of his predecessor will be on display Saturday at St. Peter's Basilica. For the first two beatifications of his papacy, Benedict is not only moving the proceedings indoors but also delegating the task to an underling. After Pope John Paul II turned beatifications into major events by presiding over each ceremony, often in front of vast crowds in St. Peter's Square, Benedict is reverting to having the Mass led by a designated Cardinal or bishop, which will probably garner less attention from the world's faithful. Some church observers...

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