Yes! Here we go again!! What superb examples to the least of the Faithful these modern post-Conciliar Roman Pontiffs are, every single man-jack of them!!!
The admirable Dr (Ordinariate) Kirk, on his admirable blog GKIRKUK, hopes that PF will live to perform the canonisation of Pope Ratzinger. He sees this prospect as rich in ironies. I always agree with Dr Kirk about everything because he is so very much cleverer than I am, so I must make clear how strongly I disagree with those of my readers who hope, instead, that the Pontiff Emeritus will live to grace with his presence the canonisation of PF.
But I do foresee two problems about the inevitable, exspectatissima, canonisation of PF.
(1) A number of (apparently) theologically competent people have moved the dread H-word [Heresy] rather close to PF. This would, surely, have to be faced.
This obstacle could be dealt with by instantly canonising Pope Honorius I (reigned 625-638). This would mean that, whatever future generations decide about PF's orthodoxy or lack of it, there will still be a precedent for canonising him. Perhaps it might occur to Cardinal Sarah to give the two of them a joint feast day.
(2) There seems to be a general consensus that, during the Argie Military Dictatorship, PF did what he could to help and to save threatened people, quietly and behind the scenes, but that he did not deliver great thundering public condemnations of the murderous tyrants (as he fearlessly does qua pope of his menacing, cut-throat curial colleagues and his terrifyingly homicidal brother clergy). But one of the arguments deployed to block the canonisation of Pope Pacelli is that, although he crammed thousands of Roman Jews into Vatican property and encouraged others to do the same sort of thing, he never explicitly and specifically denounced the unspeakably ghastly Nazi holocaust of European Jewry.
(PF is, I believe, due to visit Burma in a few days' time. I will be very interested to see whether he will be bold about the genocide going on there; to avoid which Islamic refugees, getting on for a million of them, have fled to Bengal. He might well be: he certainly did have the guts courageously to face down the threats of the Turkish government with regard to the Armenian Holocaust. If he does speak up, credit is due where credit is due ... especially from those who have made a habit of criticising him.)
Pius XII is not one of my heroes; but if he also were to be instantly canonised, this would finally clear the way for PF also to be raised to the altars, whatever different readers may think of his conduct during the Military Dictatorship.
Gotta get everything in place, y'know. Santo subito, if not sooner!!!