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Pope Francis holds an Ordinary Public Consistory in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, May 3, 2021.

Pope Francis presides at consistory for canonization of blesseds

May 3, 2021

The vote allows a date to be set for a Mass of canonization. Read more

The last photograph of Charles de Foucauld, in Tamanrasset, Algeria.

Pope Francis to hold consistory in last step before canonization of Bl. Charles de Foucauld

Apr 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Ordinary Public Consistory is the last step before the canonizations of seven men and women, including French missionary Bl.... Read more

Cyprien and Daphrose Rugumba. Copyright Archives de la Communauté de l'Emmanuel.

Killed in the Rwandan genocide, this couple is being considered for sainthood

Apr 8, 2019

The story of Cyprien and Daphrose Rugumba is a story of atheism and devout faith, of a strained marriage and... Read more

Holy Spirit stained glass in St. Peter's Basilica.

Canonization causes open for Italian mother, religious sister

Feb 18, 2019

The Vatican has announced the opening of canonization causes for two contemporary women, both of whom died in the 21st... Read more