Cause for Beatification

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Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement.

Beatification cause opened for founder of Focolare movement

Jan 24, 2015

Bishop Rafaello Martinelli of Frascati, Italy, has announced that the beatification cause will be opened for the founder of the... Read more

Bishop Francis Hong Yong-ho of Pyongyang, who was disappeared by the North Korean regime in 1949.

North Korea could soon have its first saint: Hong Yong-ho

Aug 15, 2014

North Korea could in time have its first canonized saint, since last year the death of the Bishop of Pyongyang,... Read more

Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who died in 1979 and whose cause for beatification is open.

Vatican theologians acknowledge Archbishop Sheen miracle

Jun 19, 2014

Beloved media personality Archbishop Fulton Sheen is one step closer to beatification after a panel of Vatican theologians unanimously recognized... Read more

Pope Paul VI Visits Geneva to Address ILO Conference on Fiftieth Anniversary, June 10, 1969.

Vatican congregation approves miracle attributed to Paul VI

May 8, 2014

The beatification cause of Pope Paul VI has advanced with the Congregation for the Causes of Saints giving unanimous approval... Read more


Beatification cause imminent for auxiliary bishop of Madrid

Aug 22, 2013

The Archdiocese of Madrid has announced that this fall, the beatification cause of Auxiliary Bishop Eugenio Romero Pose will officially... Read more

A portrait of Father Matteo Ricci in Guangqi Park, Shanghai, China.

Relations with China affect timing of Matteo Ricci cause

May 16, 2013

Approval for the beatification of the Italian Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, who ministered in China 500 years ago, depends to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for his installation on March 19, 2013.

Pope moves queen, Italian laywoman closer to sainthood

May 3, 2013

Pope Francis has approved miracles attributed to a Sicilian queen and a 20th-century Italian laywoman, placing them one step closer... Read more

Fr. Joseph Walijewski. Courtesy of the Fr. Walijewski Guild.

Wisconsin missionary priest's path to sainthood begins

Apr 1, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of La Crosse has opened the beatification cause of Wisconsin priest Father Joseph Walijewski on March 19, a... Read more

Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, C.M.F. Courtesy of Fr. Kevin Manion.

California priest inspires push for beatification cause

Mar 1, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Basque-born priest Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, a reputed miracle worker who ministered in Los Angeles for decades until his death in... Read more

Portrait of Father Flanagan created by Boys Town alum Paul Otera, courtesy of the Archdiocese of Omaha

Boys Town founder to be named Servant of God

Feb 25, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of the famous Boys Town orphanage, will be declared a “Servant of God” next month... Read more