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The beatification Mass of Father Michał Rapacz at the Divine Mercy Shrine in Krakow-Łagiewniki, Poland, on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Priest and martyr of communism Father Michał Rapacz beatified in Krakow

Jun 15, 2024

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Father Michał Rapacz in January. The 41-year-old priest was shot twice by communist authorities... 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

Ana de Lobera y Torres (1545-1621), better known by her religious name Sister Ana de Jesús, helped expand the Discalced Carmelites to France and Belgium. Painting in the monastery of the Discalced Carmelites, Brussels, ca. 1650.

Pope Francis recognizes miracle attributed to St. Teresa of Ávila’s spiritual daughter

Dec 14, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In a decree signed Dec. 14, Pope Francis authorized the beatification of Ana de Lobera y Torres, better known by... Read more

The Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, whose cause for beatification is being considered by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Causes of Saints.

Canonization cause advances for ‘God’s architect,’ Antoni Gaudí

Dec 5, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Antoni Gaudí, who died in 1926 at age 73, was a modernist and naturalist architect best known for the massive... Read more

Members of the Ulma family at their home and farm. On March 24, 1944, all nine members of the Ulma family were killed by the Nazis for hiding a Jewish family in their home in Poland, including a child still in the womb.

Beatification novena for family of 9 martyred by Nazis begins Friday

Aug 31, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

All Catholics are invited to join in nine consecutive days of prayer leading up to the beatification of the Ulma... Read more

Among those martyred during the blood week of the Paris Commune were Fathers Ladislas Radigue, Polycarpe Tuffier, Marcellin Rouchouze, Frézal Tardieu, and Mathieu-Henri Planchat.

Five French priests martyred in anti-Catholic uprising of 1871 beatified in Paris

Apr 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold, Zelda Caldwell

“As pastors inspired by apostolic zeal, the priests were united in their witness to the faith to the point of... Read more

Pope Francis on Feb. 23, 2023, approved a miracle attributed to Servant of God Mother Elisa Martinez

Pope Francis approves miracle to pave way to beatification of Elisabetta Martinez

Feb 23, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The miracle involved the healing of an unborn baby girl in Rimini, Italy. Read more

Wiktoria Ulma with six of her children.

Beatification date announced for married couple with seven children martyred by Nazis

Feb 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The entire Ulma family, including one newborn baby, will be beatified in Markowa, Poland. Read more

María Berenice Duque Hencker

Colombia celebrates beatification of María Berenice Duque, foundress of three congregations

Oct 31, 2022

By CNA Staff

Mother María Berenice Duque Hencker, a Colombian nun who founded religious congregations, was beatified in Medellín on Oct. 29. Read more

Young women and girls at the Beatification Mass of Blessed Benigna Cardoso in Brazil on Oct. 24, 2022.

The beautiful story behind the red dress many women wore to a martyr’s beatification Mass

Oct 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Earlier this week a large number of women surprised the world by wearing a red dress with white polka dots... Read more

Father Giuseppe Bernardi and Father Mario Ghibaudo

They died praying for others: Two Catholic priests martyred by Nazis beatified in Italy

Oct 17, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Two Catholic priests killed by Nazis while ministering to the dying amid the Boves massacre were beatified as martyrs on... Read more

Pope Francis beatified Pope John Paul I in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 4, 2022.

Pope Francis beatifies John Paul I, pope for 33 days

Sep 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In one of the shortest pontificates in papal history, John Paul I gained a reputation for his humility and his... Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

John Paul I miracle recipient to miss beatification due to broken foot

Sep 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Candela Giarda thanked “Pope John Paul I for this second chance at life that he gave me.” Read more

Sister Paschalis Jahn and nine fellow Elizabethan sisters martyred during World War II were beatified June 11, 2022, in Wroclaw, Poland.

Pope Francis praises 'example of faith' of newly beatified Polish nuns martyred in WWII

Jun 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Sister Paschalis Jahn and nine fellow Elizabethan sisters were beatified Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland. Read more

The beatification of Father Leonard Melki and Father Thomas Saleh in Jal el Dib, Lebanon, on June 4, 2022.

Catholic priests martyred under Ottoman Empire beatified in Lebanon

Jun 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Father Leonard Melki and Father Thomas Saleh were martyred in 1915 and 1917 respectively. Read more

The beatification of Pauline Jaricot in Lyon, France, on May 22, 2022.

Almost 12,000 people attend the beatification of Pauline Jaricot

May 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle presided over the beatification Mass in Lyon. Read more

Pauline Jaricot (1799-1862).

Who is Pauline Jaricot, the Catholic Church’s next blessed?

May 21, 2022

By Jean-Marie Dumont

Some authors have described her as a mystic comparable to St. Catherine of Siena. Read more

Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri are beatified at Milan Cathedral, Italy, on April 30, 2022.

Faith-based feminism pioneer and tireless wartime Catholic priest beatified together in Italy

May 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The beatification of Armida Barelli and Father Mario Ciceri took place at Milan Cathedral. Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

Pope Francis to beatify ‘smiling pope’ John Paul I in September 2022

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope who reigned for 33 days will be beatified in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more