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How Much Is That Halo? Pope Imposes Checks on Costs of Making Saints

Pope Francis on Thursday made key changes to the complex and often opaque financial procedures involved in the making of Roman Catholic saints. A decree calls for new controls on the costs of making saints, which can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars in the gathering of evidence and lawyers' fees. The process can take decades. Accusations have sometimes been made of mismanagement and corruption, and that the system favors candidates for sainthood from wealthy...

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