Gaudi beatification process moves ahead
The Archdiocese of Barcelona has inaugurated a beatification process for Antoni Gaudi, as the city marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the visionary architect.
The Vatican authorised the commencement of the diocesan process that may lead to Gaudi's sanctification two years ago, two and a half months after the Cardinal Archbishop of Barcelona Ricard M. Carles formally requested that the Holy See open the case.
Now the archdiocese has arranged the inauguration of the diocesan beatification process and has set up a tribunal that will investigate the architect's renown for holiness, a process that can take years. Representations have already been made by people old enough to remember the young man who died suddenly when he was hit by a tram in 1926.
Archdiocese of Barcelona
Gaudi's first steps to sainthood (BBC 9/3/00)
22 May 2002