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Pope known for teaching on birth control obtaining miracles for unborn babies

POPE PAUL VI
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Paul VI draws closer to canonization

During his recent visit to Bozzolo, Italy, Pope Francis declared his desire to be able to canonize Paul VI, who was pope from 1963-1978.

According to a report today in the blog Il Sismographo, a miracle is being studied by the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, which if recognizes, will pave the way for the former pope’s canonization.

The miracle is related to the healing of a child on December 25, 2014, after a complicated pregnancy and a premature birth. The mother went to the Sanctuary of Graces in Brescia and prayed for Blessed Paul VI’s intercession for her tiny daughter’s survival.

“During his recent visit to Bozzolo, Pope Francis repeated his desire to canonize Paul VI,” noted Don Adriano Bianchi, director of the news service of Paul VI’s home diocese, Brescia, in a report on the subject in the journal Brescia oggi, on July 18.

The miracle approved for the beatification of Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) was also related to a difficult pregnancy.

A woman was encouraged to abort her child because the baby was disabled. She refused the abortion and entrusted the baby to Paul VI’s intercession, because of his encyclical Humanae Vitae (1968). The infant survived, without any health concerns whatsoever. Paul VI was beatified on October 19, 2014, at the conclusion of the first Synod on the Family. XLN

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