Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions.
Pope Francis and cardinals present in Rome will formally approve the canonizations of two of the children who saw Mary in Fatima.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) — El Salvador’s Catholic Church circles swirl these days with news about a possible miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero, one that many hope will lead to his canonization. But in the not-so-quiet whispers of hope, there’s also the yearning that the momentum will help the beatification […]
The seven new saints of the church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of “the Lord who triumphs in them and with them,” Pope Francis said.
At a meeting Oct. 10 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, the pope signed decrees acknowledging that the four lived the Christian virtues in a special way. If the pope also recognizes a miracle attributed to their intercession, they would be beatified. Another miracle is needed for canonization.
The “small things” she did so captivated the world that she was praised by the media and sought out by popes, presidents, philanthropists and other figures of wealth and influence.
“I was so struck by the enormity of her faith and what she was willing to do for the Lord,” said Kristin Molitor, who will attend Mother Teresa’s canonization.
KOLKATA, India (CNS) — A group of young independent photographers are busy clicking away, taking photos of the “City of Joy.” Their photos, part of the crowdsourced “Sainthood Project,” will be displayed in several locations in Rome in early September, to coincide with the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata. The photographers are volunteers, trying […]
The poor, the suffering and those who minister to them will be at the center of celebrations leading up to the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata at the Vatican.
The Vatican will anticipate the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata with a special postage stamp, which will be released Sept. 2, two days before Pope Francis officially declares her a saint.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Even in the midst of suffering and death, Christians can become witnesses of the resurrection and the power of God’s compassion, Pope Francis said as he proclaimed two new saints. In the Sunday Gospel reading, Jesus’ raising of a young widow’s child was not a magical performance but rather a reminder […]
TIRANA, Albania (CNS) — Blessed Teresa of Kolkata is everywhere in Albania. The international airport outside the capital, Tirana, is named for her, as is the city’s main hospital and second-largest public square. Sculptures of the famous nun stand at intersections and peer down from churches across the nation of 3 million people. Her photos […]
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve the canonization of five men and women, including Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the Vatican announced. The March 15 consistory will also determine the approval of canonization of Argentine “gaucho priest,” Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero and Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio, […]