Vatican Approves On-line Voting for Sainthood; Veterans Committee Selects Pope Piux XII for Beatification
VATICAN CITY – In a bold moved designed to make the canonization process more fan-friendly, Pope Benedict XVI announced today that the Roman Catholic Church would soon begin on-line voting for sainthood.
The Pontiff broke the news at his weekly press conference. He explained that on-line voting would not be the sole factor in the elevation of the faithful to the firmament but merely a part of the process that involves prayer, contemplation, investigation and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
“Our research indicates that today’s Catholics are yearning for an opportunity to become more involved,” said Pope Benedict. “We thought this would create a little more buzz, so to speak, about canonization.”