Benedict XV and Pius XI seem to be the only twentieth century Popes not under consideration for canonisation. I really wonder what was wrong with those forthright men who wore the shoes of St Peter and who were fine bishops and theologians! They both fought for peace in Europe and the world, and Pius XI dared to speak out against Communism, Fascism and Nazism. Here’s an interesting article – Stop canonizing popes!: an appeal for a moratorium on pope-saints by James Griffith, a young Roman Catholic, who, to his credit is a longhair.
I have been alienated from the Roman Catholic Church for any number of reasons. This kind of circus confirms in my mind that the whole thing is in total system failure, and that the only solution is a hard reboot and format of the hard disk. Perhaps the Italian Government might find a use for the Vatican as Beijing found for the Forbidden City!
Canonisation has now lost any real meaning.