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    • JW
    • 23.12.09 | 17:34 (IST)

    Not for the Catholics nor for the Jews nor anyone else. Canonization is no more than an ultra-solemn declaration that the Subject is in heaven (wherever, whatever that is). If the Subject is in heaven, canonization does him/her no extra favours. If the Subject isn't in heaven, then canonization effects nothing except an illusion. Forget it - life's much more interesting.

    from the article: Rome's Jews furious over papal decree extolling Pius' 'heroic virtues'
    First published 01:57 23.12.09 | Last updated 10:00 23.12.09
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