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Catholic leaders said Pope Francis had the authority to "dispense" with the normal procedures to canonise him.
BEFORE we canonise Prince William for having spent a few weeks in Chile sleeping rough, eating out of billy cans and singing a few ditties to disadvantaged children, let's not forget that while he may have slept under the stars for 10 weeks he's got another 70 years of sleeping in palaces with dozens of flunkies attending to his every need.
A Church council decided last week to canonise the family and hundreds of others who it said had died for their belief in the church in the face of Soviet repression.