November 14th, 2009 Archbishop Hans-Josef Becker opened the Procedure of Beatification for Franz Stock. According to the Catholic Church , beatification means that a deceased person has lived an exemplary life of faith and has followed Jesus Christ in a very special way. He/she may therefore be venerated by the church of a country, a bishopric or a specified community. The process of beatification is preceded by an ecclesiastic examination process opened by the Bishop of a diocese.
The Franz Stock associations are cooperating with VDFG / FAFA. Vereinigung Deutsch-Französischer Gesellschaften für Europa e.V. (VDFG) is an association working in a supra-partisan and interdenominational way, having its French counterpart in the Associations Franco-Allemandes pour l´Europe (FAFA).