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Pope Francis waves to journalists on board his flight to Rome (PA)

Pontiff tells press during in-flight media conference that ‘no miracle has been found yet’

Pope Paul VI offers a blessing to the faithful in Rome before flying to Istanbul in 1967 (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis will beatify his predecessor on October 19, the Vatican has announced

Mgr Vladimir Ghika helped restore France's ties with the Holy See (Photo: CNS)

Mgr Vladimir Ghika died after three years of imprisonment

Focherini died at a Nazi concentration camp from an infection on December 27, 1944 Photo: PA

Odoardo Focherini will be the first Italian beatified for assisting the Jewish people

Spanish students hold portraits of clergy killed in the Spanish Civil War, during a 2007 beatification ceremony at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

Pope paves the way for 95 men and women killed in the conflict to be beatified

Faithful gather in front of a giant picture of Father Giuseppe Puglisi during his beatification ceremony in Palermo (Photo: PA)

Criticism comes after beatification ceremony for priest murdered by Cosa Nostra

Pope Francis (AP)

The way has been prepared for the beatification of Italian, Romanian and Hungarian priests

Fr Franz Stock in an undated photo (CNS photo/courtesy franz-stock.org)

Man in San Francisco declared cancer free after family prayed to German Army chaplain Fr Franz Stock

Palafox overcame a troubled childhood to become viceroy of Mexico

Faithful cheer as they crowd St. Peter's square at the beatification of Pope John Paul II (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

John Paul II is blessed!

Pope Benedict XVI has beatified the late Pope John Paul II in Rome today