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An undated photo of John Bradburne (L) with a leper.

This secular Franciscan lived among lepers. Could he become Zimbabwe’s first saint?

British-born John Bradburne, who died in Zimbabwe 40 years ago, could be on his way to becoming the country’s first... Read more

John Bradburne with Jeromia at the Mutemwa Leper Settlement. Photo courtesy of the John Bradburne Memorial Society.

Church leaders in Zimbabwe discuss beatification cause of lay missionary

On Thursday the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe began a three-day meeting to consider the cause of canonization of John Bradburne,... Read more

John Bradburne with Jeromia at the Mutemwa Leper Settlement. Photo courtesy of the John Bradburne Memorial Society.

Zimbabwean bishops reportedly approve beatification cause of lay missionary

The bishops' conference of Zimbabwe approved Wednesday the opening of the cause for canonization of John Bradburne, a lay missionary... Read more

John Bradburne with Jeromia at the Mutemwa Leper Settlement. Photo courtesy of the John Bradburne Memorial Society.

Calls for beatification of English missionary to Zimbabwe

A group devoted to John Bradburne, a lay missionary to what is now Zimbabwe in the 1970s, is raising money... Read more