Pope Paul VI (1897 – 1978), pope from 1963 to 1978, was a GOOD pope, he was also an outstanding human being and had a heart of gold. I like Paul VI. He was a likeable person.
But he is NO Saint. That is not a sin. We can’t all be saints.
The rush to make John Paul II to a saint was unbecoming and it does not sit well with many.
Pope John XXIII earned his and his took longer.
I am sure that Paul VI will be the first to agree that he is NOT a saint.
He had issues and made some serious miscalculations that are still impacting the WORLD when it comes to birth control (his infamous Humanae vitae) and sexuality. And despite his moralistic views on the later, even today there are questions as to HIS sexuality. He was NO saint.
I will, time permitting, elaborate on this in the coming weeks, BUT I want to go on record that I, for one, feel very strongly that canonizing Paul VI, this early and this quickly, is plain wrong and crazy.