The arrest of Jacques Fesch.
Another saint no one wants.
Jacques Fesch, the Parisian 'playboy' who bungled a robbery and shot and killed a policeman in the getaway. In prison, Fesch was converted, through the influence of St. Therese - the little saint who specializes in the conversion of sinners, 'welcoming them and eating with them' - 'at the table of sinners'. Fesch was condemned to death and guillotined for his crime. After his death people called him a saint, and eventually his cause was opened by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris. [More information here.]
Imagine. A murderer proposed for canonization? It's funny. This public sinner died with a reputation for sanctity. The French police union protest and condemn the very notion. Oddly enough, sinners can be canonized. The Good Thief was one of the first - on his deathbed of the cross no less.
"It is only recently that I have come to understand the meaning of the cross. It is at once prodigious and atrocious: prodigious because it gives us life, and atrocious because if we do not accept to be crucified all life is denied us. This is a great mystery, and blessed are the persecuted." - Jacques Fesch
All saints were sinners - albeit some may not have committed mortal sin, all were born in original sin, and it is probable all committed at least one venial sin at one time or another. Only Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary were sinless.
"In my Father's house there are many dwelling places." - John 14: 1-6