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Pope Francis walks with Archbishop Georg Ganswein in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013

Pope advances the causes of eight possible Saints

During a Monday meeting with the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis approved the... Read more

(L-R) Paul Tagliabue, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Sir Gilbert Levine, and Polish Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf.

DC concert to share message of Bl. John XXIII, John Paul II

An upcoming concert in Washington, D.C., will celebrate the lives and canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II,... Read more

Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C.

John Paul II shrine prepares for canonization with joy

Upon hearing the official date for John Paul II’s canonization, the Washington, D.C., shrine dedicated to the former Pope is... Read more

Pope Pius XII. CNA file photo.

Pope Francis thinking about declaring Pius XII a saint

Pope Francis is considering whether he will make Pope Pius XII a saint, in the same way that he approved... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Comastri.

Cardinal says two soon-to-be saint Popes had 'great affinity'

A member of the Vatican department in charge of canonization says that John XXIII and John Paul II, both expected... Read more

Vatican press office director Father Federico Lombardi appears at a March 5, 2013 press conference.

Consistory to pick canonization dates could be in September

The director of the Holy See’s Press Office says the consistory of cardinals which will discuss the canonization of Bl.... Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations.

Vatican theologians approve second miracle of John Paul II

Theologians at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a second miracle granted through the intercession of Blessed... Read more

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John Paul II's canonization progress remains confidential

The Vatican’s continuing work on Blessed John Paul II’s cause for sainthood cannot currently be made public, said the prefect... Read more

Inside the basilica at the Oratory of Saint Joseph during the Nov. 4, 2012 National Mass of Thanksgiving for St. Kateri's canonization.

Bishop Gendron: St. Kateri Mass began healing of Canadian divisions

Canadians from the country’s First Nations and those of European descent took an important step toward reconciliation when they gathered... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia celebrates Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct 20, 2012.

Archbishop Chaput links new saints with New Evangelization

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia believes that the seven saints who were canonized by Pope Benedict Oct. 21 should... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI presides over the canonization of seven saints on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

Missionaries under the care of Mary, Pope says

Marking the celebration of Missions Sunday, Pope Benedict encouraged the faithful to entrust all missionaries to the guidance of Mary,... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd after the canonization Mass, Oct. 21, 2012.

Pope canonizes seven saints for the New Evangelization

Pope Benedict XVI has canonized seven new saints and prayed that their intercession may “strengthen and sustain” the Church “in... Read more