Sainthood to become less expensive!
Catholic Church is considering cutting the cost of canonization. The normal process to declare a candidate as saint is a long procedure involving much time and expenditure. It involves legal documentation, consultation with experts and historical research etc. The cost for such long procedure can run from $ 50,000 to $200,000. Vatican finds that such huge price hinder lay men and candidates of poor section from attaining sainthood.
What a sad state, the word of God clearly and emphatically says, “By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:12. The moment one trust Christ as His saviour and Lord, he is forgiven, sanctified and called to be saints. 1Cori 1: 2
News Courtesy: Manorama 17/1/14