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Why G.K. Chesterton shouldn’t be made a saint

He’s one of my favourite writers. But canonising Chesterton would hurt his reputation – and that of the Catholic church

24 August 2013

9:00 AM

24 August 2013

9:00 AM

The bad news for fans of G.K. Chesterton is that there are moves afoot to make him a saint. The Catholic bishop of Northampton, Peter Doyle, is reportedly looking for a priest to promote his canonisation. Pope Francis is an admirer, too; he supported a Chesterton conference in Buenos Aires and was on the honorary committee of the Chesterton Society.

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