Architects have welcomed the Vatican's move to make Antonio Gaudí a saint, two years after it gave the go-ahead for an investigation into the possibility.
An official request made by the Archbishop of Barcelona has been favourably received, according to reports last week.
The Vatican initially agreed to a Congregation for Investigations into Sainthood to gather evidence about the architect back in 2000.
'I hope it happens, but he has to do miracles before he can be canonised, ' said Kenneth Powell, former director of the Twentieth Century Society.
'He'll be sainted for his piousness, not for being an architect, ' Powell added.