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Polish cardinal, “Rosary Priest” among sainthood causes moving forward

Vatican City, Dec 19, 2017 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Tuesday recognized the heroic virtue of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former Metropolitan Archbishop of Warsaw, as well as Patrick Peyton, an Irish priest known for his promotion of the Rosary. The Pope recognized the […]

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This sword-wielding Samurai just moved closer to sainthood!

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2016 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The martyrdom of a 16th-century Samurai who died for his Catholic faith was approved this week by Pope Francis, making the Japanese warrior one among nine other causes that advanced toward sainthood. Takayama Ukon was born in […]

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A Mexican exorcist advances on path to sainthood – courtesy of the Pope

Vatican City, Oct 2, 2015 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Among the eight causes for sainthood advanced by Pope Francis is a Mexican exorcist who lived during the time of the Cristero War, and was mentored by a bishop that has since been canonized. The Pope gave […]

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Priest who died on the Titanic could be on path to sainthood

London, England, Apr 14, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When the Titanic began to sink on April 15, 1912, Father Thomas Byles had two opportunities to board a lifeboat. But he forewent those opportunities, according to passengers aboard the sinking ocean liner, in order to hear […]

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St. Therese of Lisieux’s ‘difficult’ sister is on the road to sainthood

Rome, Italy, Feb 21, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The “difficult” sister of St. Therese of Lisieux is on the road to sainthood, a reminder – according to her postulator – that holiness is a calling for all people. Bishop Jean-Claude Boulanger of Bayeux-Lisieux in France […]

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Palestinian nuns among newly advanced causes for sainthood

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday approved the advancement in the causes for sainthood of eight men and women, including two Palestinian nuns and an 20th century Italian wife and mother. The Holy Father authorized the promulgation of the […]

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‘Year for Vocations’: English diocese stresses universal call to sainthood

Shrewsbury, England, Dec 2, 2014 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Alongside the Year for Consecrated Life called for by Pope Francis, the Diocese of Shrewsbury, England, is observing 2015 as a year for vocations, promoting among the faithful the universal call to sanctity. “I want to speak […]

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