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Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

Oct. 19, 2014, 11:45 p.m. - THE POPE who reaffirmed the teachings of the Catholic Church on human life is one step away from sainthood.

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI during the closing Mass of the Third Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

The late pontiff’s image was unveiled in front of thousands of pilgrims. The relic of Paul VI brought to Pope Francis was one of the two wool undershirts that the late pontiff wore when a Bolivian painter stabbed him in the chest during his visit to the Philippines in 1970.