Now we learn that Paul VI will be beatified this Fall. No, this is not a joke. La Stampa published it here, with a quick translation at Creative Minority Report here.
The problem with the CMR translation is that the entire La Stampa article isn't translated. There is a whole slate of surprising people to be canonized this Fall:
Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill
Martin Luther King
And, in a bold move, a still living Pope Francis himself.
What's more, the Synod of Bishops web page will have a sign up link to enter a raffle where 7 lucky people will be randomly selected for Beatification-- one from each continent. It's nice to see Antarctica finally get some love, am I right?