Apparently on 10 Dec, last, the Congregation for Saints issued the decree concerning the heroic virtues of Servant of God Pope Paul VI.
The decree must be promulgated by His Holiness of Our Lord, Pope Benedict XVI, now gloriously reigning, before it has effect and we start calling Paul VI “Venerable”.
Before beatification could take place, a miracle would have be authenticated and demonstrated that it was through intercession of the Venerable.
According to Vatican Insider there is a possible miracle being examined:
The alleged miracle involves the healing of an unborn child which was witnessed sixteen years ago in California. During the pregnancy, doctors had found a serious problem with the foetus and because of the effects this problem was known to have on the brain, the only possible solution for the young mother was to have an abortion. The woman had wanted to go through with the pregnancy and entrusted herself to the intercession of Paul VI, the Pope who wrote the 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae”. The child was born without any health impairments: the family has to wait until the child reaches the age of fifteen before confirmation of complete healing can be given. But a second unexplainable case of healing – involving a nun diagnosed with a tumour – could also be presented to the Vatican Congregation for examination.
The reason for the wait until the child turned 15, is that healing miracles must be complete, suddenly, and lasting. That is to say, if a person has a relapse soon after the healing, it is not any longer considered.
Reminder: Not all miracles concern healing. For example, some concern protection from harm.
A reader, below, mentioned a DVD about Pope Paul.