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Vatican to address issue of Antonio Gaudí's sainthood

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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.

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