the Pope continues to make more and more saints, choosing the beatify a further five today which brings his running total up to 1,340 people beatified.
Among the potential saints are the last Austro-Hungarian Emperor Karl, which has brought condemnation as this 'saintly figure' authorised the use of poison gas in world War One. And guess what is the miraculous basis for his beatification?? A Brazilian nun claims he cured her varicose veins. Gosh that sounds wonderful. I wonder would praying to him cure piles??
One of the other people to be beatified was Anne Catherine Emmerich, a 19th century Nun, whose crazed anti-semitic ravings were used by Mel Gibson in that pile of superstitious clap-trap he inflicted on the world earlier this year