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by CNA Staff Vatican City, Dec 23, 2021 / 09:53 am Pope Francis will beatify the “smiling pope” John Paul I on Sept. 4, 2022. Vatican News, the website overseen by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, said on Dec. 23 that the pope who reigned for only 33 days would be beatified

by CNA Staff Tortosa, Spain, Oct 31, 2021 / 08:00 am A Vatican cardinal beatified four martyrs of the Spanish Civil War on Saturday. Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, declared Francesco Cástor Sojo López and three companions blessed at a Mass on Oct.

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm The Catholic Church’s newest blessed is Sandra Sabattini, a 22-year-old woman who devoted herself to helping the poor and disabled before she was killed by a passing car in 1984. She was beatified on Oct. 24 in the Cathedral

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 13, 2021 / 04:41 am Pope Francis has recognized a miracle obtained through the intercession of his predecessor Venerable John Paul I, who will now be declared “blessed.” Often called “the smiling pope,” John Paul I died unexpectedly on Sept. 28, 1978, after just

By CNA Staff Chiavenna, Italy, Jun 6, 2021 / 11:00 am An Italian nun who was stabbed to death by three teenage girls was beatified on Sunday, after Pope Francis declared her a martyr, killed “in hatred of the faith.” Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti was beatified on June 6, the

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, May 15, 2021 / 07:00 am America/Denver (CNA). A polyglot priest and founder of the Society of the Divine Savior was beatified at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome on Saturday. Bl. Johan Baptist Jordan, also known by his religious name of Francis

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Apr 30, 2021 / 05:00 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis sent a video message for the beatification on Friday of José Gregorio Hernández, a Venezuelan doctor who served the poor during the Spanish flu pandemic. “The beatification of Dr. Hernández is a special blessing of

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. Photo Courtesy of Adam Bujak/Bialy Kruk.
CNA Staff, Apr 23, 2021 / 06:13 am America/Denver (CNA). The beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the former Primate of Poland who heroically resisted communism, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 12. Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz announced April 23 that the beatification ceremony would be held in the Polish capital, Warsaw,

“In every age and culture, communities have raised up men and women who lived saintly lives in the movements of their day. In every continent, the Church has canonized men and and women to whom we can acknowledge the possibility for everyone to aspire to live as excellent witnesses of

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Feb 12, 2021 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- The Diocese of Rome on Friday concluded the first phase of the cause for beatification of an Italian bishop and founder of the Pro Sanctity Movement. Servant of God Guglielmo Giaquinta “was not an ordinary man or