Pope Paul VI to be beatified on Sunday 19 October 2014

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Pope Francis will officially declare Pope Paul VI Blessed on Sunday 19 October during the closing ‎Mass of the 3rd Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family.

Pope Paul VI was cleared for ‎beatification on 9 May when Pope Francis recognised a miracle attributed to the intercession of his ‎predecessor, who headed the worldwide Catholic Church from 1963 to 1978.


We’ll embed the beatification and Family Synod closing Mass on our home page.

It can also be viewed on YouTube here:



‎Vatican Radio has produced an audio feature on Paul VI’s life. Listen using the player in the top right-hand corner of this page or download using the link below the player.