Tomorrow, 27 April 2014, two Catholic Popes will be declared saint by Pope Francis. There has been some rumor about this act. They are not really according to the quite strict rules of the Vatican in these cases.
The pontificate of JP II has been sometimes called a ‘Saint factory’ not by a critical outsider but by an unnamed cardinal. During this pontificate 987 priests, nuns, lay brothers (no married people!) were beatified. Our good fresh new Pope Francis is not less modest, but in one deal he declared 813 martyrs as proper saints. They were the inhabitants of Otranto, victims of the war between Europe and the Ottoman empire in 1480 (see http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-22499327) . Some feel what ishappening now as an inflation of the idea of sainthood.
(Most of this section is quoted from the draft of my new book, Catholics in Independent Indonesia, 1945-2010. I hope that it will be published by Brill/KITLV later this year).