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Pope Francis announced he will celebrate a Mass of canonization for 14 people, including the 11 “Martyrs of Damascus,” on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2024, the Vatican announced after the College of Cardinals voted to approve the canonizations of 15 people in a consistory on the morning of July 1, 2024.

Pope Francis to canonize ‘Martyrs of Damascus,’ three others on Oct. 20

Jul 1, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope declared the date of the canonization after the College of Cardinals voted to approve the canonizations of 15... Read more

Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo.

Chiara Corbella’s beatification cause to take a step forward in June

May 16, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Diocese of Rome announced Wednesday that it will hold the closing session of the diocesan phase of her cause... Read more

1960. Varigotti (SV). Father Luigi Giussani with students during the Tower Ray.

Sainthood cause of Father Luigi Giussani: Milan Archdiocese to begin collecting testimonies

Apr 16, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Mario Delpini will hold the first public session of the testimonial phase of Giussani’s cause in the Basilica of... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Argentine pilgrims on Feb. 9, 2024, ahead of the historic canonization of the county’s first female saint on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.

Pope Francis: Argentina’s first female saint shows us ‘the path of holiness’

Feb 9, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis met with Argentine pilgrims on Friday morning ahead of the historic canonization of the county’s first female saint... Read more

Sister María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa, whose religious name was María Antonia of St. Joseph.

Pope Francis to preside over canonization Mass of Argentina’s first female saint

Jan 10, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis next month will preside over the canonization Mass of the woman set to become Argentina’s first female saint,... Read more

Father Isaac Thomas Hecker founded the Paulist Fathers in New York City in 1858.

U.S. bishops vote to advance canonization cause of American priest Isaac Hecker

Nov 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. bishops voted Tuesday to advance the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker,... Read more

Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio (1920-1998).

Pope Francis recognizes miracle attributed to Argentine Cardinal Pironio

Nov 8, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis approved a miracle on Wednesday attributed to Argentine Cardinal Eduardo Pironio, paving the way for his beatification. Read more

Detail of a mural showing Blessed Stanley Rother being welcomed into heaven at the new Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City.

What is the process for canonization? A guide for All Saints’ Day 

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

On the day the Church celebrates the Church triumphant in heaven, we take a closer look at the formal process... Read more

Banner of St. Artemide Zatti at his canonization Mass on Oct. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis canonizes two new saints: St. Artemide Zatti and St. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini

Oct 9, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Scalabrini is known for founding a missionary order that ministered to immigrants, while Zatti was himself an immigrant, leaving Italy... Read more

Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini

The date is set: 'Apostle of the Catechism' to be declared a saint of the Catholic Church

Aug 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares, AC Wimmer

A renowned Italian priest and bishop dedicated to evangelization and teaching the Catechism will be declared a saint of the... Read more

Bl. Artemide Zatti.

Date of canonization of immigrant nurse Artemide Zatti announced

Aug 27, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Artemide Zatti is the first Salesian coadjutor to be declared a saint. Read more

Archbishop Teofilo Camomot

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Filipino bishop known for bilocation

May 21, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also approved the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the canonization Mass of 10 saints

May 15, 2022

By Pope Francis

"This is our strength: we are loved by God," Pope Francis said. Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Pope Francis canonizes 10 new saints of the Catholic Church

May 15, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019. Read more

Titus Brandsma as rector magnificus of the Catholic University of Nijmegen in 1932.

Who was Titus Brandsma?

Mar 8, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis will canonize the World War II martyr in May. Read more

A stained glass window depicting Blessed Marie Rivier in the motherhouse of Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in France.

Pope Francis approves miracle attributed to a French nun who will be made a saint

Dec 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The miracle attributed to Rivier, who can now be canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church, involved the healing... Read more

A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France.

When will Bl. Charles de Foucauld be canonized?

Oct 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Only the date is missing,’ his postulator told CNA. Read more

The canonizations of St. John Paul and St. John XXIII in St. Peter’s Square, April 27, 2014.

Postulator: St. John Paul II remains a ‘prophetic voice’ seven years after canonization

Apr 27, 2021

“At the beginning of this process, Pope Benedict XVI gave me a clear instruction: work fast but work well.” Read more

Banner of St. John Henry Newman on St. Peter's Basilica for his canonization Oct. 13, 2019.

'Lead, kindly light' - Pope Francis names Newman a saint

Oct 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Nearly two centuries ago, John Henry Newman was England’s most well-known Anglican priest, until he risked everything to become a... Read more

Blessed John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais (1881).

Cardinal Newman’s time in Rome

Oct 11, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal John Henry Newman, who will be canonized Oct. 13, is more often associated with Birmingham than Rome, but his... Read more