According to an article in the Financial Times, the Vatican charges €40,000 in order to expedite the research process into verifying sainthood.
What is the price of sainthood? Vatican officials made a startling discovery shortly after Pope Francis was elected in 2013: outside payments were routinely made to a small office in the Holy See to boost the prospects of a candidate for canonisation.
The overall cost to the Vatican involved in creating a new saint can be as high as €500,000 — and in one case hit €750,000 — because of the lengthy historical due-diligence involved in analysing a candidate’s suitability, including whether he or she has performed any miracles.
But those external contributions from individuals or groups — worth up to €40,000 — helped speed up the process. The trouble is they were often kept off the books and unaccounted for by the so-called postulators who worked in the sainthood office.
The documentation that the Vatican was charging for sainthood comes from two recently released books which are Avarice by Emanuele Fittipaldi and Merchants in the Temple by Gianluigi Nuzzi.
According to the scriptures, salvation is a free gift from God.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
All Christians are called saints in the New Testament since the word “saint” is synonymous for “holy one.”
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7
Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their’s and our’s: 1 Corinthians 1:2
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 1:1
Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Philippians 1:1
To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:2
The Roman Catholic Church denies that all believers in Christ Jesus are saints because the Roman Catholic Church is the continuation of the ancient mystery religions and holds its own traditions in higher authority than scripture.
Jesus says in the book of Revelation that He hates the Roman Catholic Church since they are guilty of the sin of the Nicolaitans. In the letter to the congregation at Ephesus Jesus says:
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Revelation 2:6
The term Nicolaitans means “victory over the people.” The Roman Catholic Church is guilty over the work of the Nicolaitans because they hold to a rigid distinction between the clergy and the laity. Laity means people. Thus, the laity, or people, in the church are under the rule of the clergy since the clergy have conquered them. The clergy withhold the true teaching of the Word of God from the laity and have also persecuted anyone such as John Wycliffe who labored to make the scriptures available in the common language of the people. The clergy claim to be able to withhold forgiveness from God unless the laity confess their sins to the priests. The clergy claim that the Pope or “Holy Father” is the mediator instead of Jesus.
In the book of Revelation, Jesus tells all Christians to come out of the Roman Catholic Church which is Mystery Babylon.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4