Beatifications - Latest News
Jul 30, 2014 - 02:04 am .- During his August visit to Korea, Pope Francis is to beatify Paul Yun Ji-chung, the nation's first martyr, as well as 123 companions who were killed for the faith in the 19th century.
Jun 7, 2014 - 05:11 pm .- The first successor of St. Josemaria Escriva as leader of Opus Dei, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, will be beatified Sept. 27 in Madrid at a ceremony that is expected to bring together nearly 100,000 faithful.
May 10, 2014 - 05:17 am .- The Vatican has announced that Pope Paul VI will be beatified this October at the conclusion of the synod of bishops on the family.
Mar 14, 2014 - 04:03 am .- During a special conference commemorating the life of deceased Opus Dei leader Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo, Cardinal Julian Herranz noted the priest's model of holiness for the Church.
Jan 28, 2014 - 04:21 am .- The upcoming beatification of Opus Dei lead prelate Bishop Alvaro del Portillo brings to prominence a man of deep faith and love of God, according to his biographer.
Jan 24, 2014 - 12:27 am .- Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, will be beatified in his birthplace of Madrid on Sept. 27, the Vatican has announced.
Aug 22, 2013 - 12:25 pm .- The Archdiocese of Madrid has announced that this fall, the beatification cause of Auxiliary Bishop Eugenio Romero Pose will officially be opened.
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:02 am .- Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, after recognizing the miraculous healing of a newborn who had suffered major cardiac arrest.
Jun 4, 2013 - 01:20 pm .- Odoardo Focherini will be beatified in the Italian city of Carpi on June 15 for his life of faith and dedication to helping those in need, including 100 Jews he helped escape the Nazis.
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:03 am .- The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration are thrilled at the approved beatification of their German founder, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel, after a Vatican-recognized miracle in Colorado.
Nov 5, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Catholics in Ecuador are preparing to mark the upcoming beatification of Sister Maria Troncatti, an Italian missionary who helped evangelize the country in the early 20th century.