Canonizations

Thumbnail minor basilica of san marco evangelista al campidoglio in rome july 2012 credit richard mortel via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 4 23 14 Ancient Roman church to host English pre-canonization prayer vigil

On April 26, the evening before the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, English speaking pilgrims from across the globe will...

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Thumbnail pope benedict xvi photo credit mazur cna vatican catholic news 5 5 11 Benedict XVI: I knew during his life that John Paul II was a saint

In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and...

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Thumbnail pope benedict xvi in st peters square april 18 2012 2 cna vatican catholic news 4 18 12 Benedict XVI to concelebrate at canonization mass

The Holy See’s press office has announced that retired pontiff Benedict XVI will be a concelebrant at Sunday’s mass and canonizations of John Paul...

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Thumbnail bl pope john paul ii and bl pope john xxiii cna us catholic news 9 30 13 3 Cardinal: Dedication to God links John XXIII, John Paul II

The papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II are connected in their dedication to God and to lives of priestly service, a cardinal who worked with...

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Thumbnail deacons500x320 Deacons find vocational inspiration in saintly papal witness

The April 27 canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are a source of spiritual inspiration for young men on the path to priesthood. The...

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Thumbnail tapestry of saint marie alphonsine danil ghattas st peters basilica may 16 credit daniel ibanez cna For Arab Christianity, new women saints give encouraging example

The Catholic Church’s celebration of the canonization of two new women saints from Palestine on Sunday helps recognize both women’s important role...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 529749193 1 How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

Fatima, Portugal, Apr 21, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as...

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Thumbnail mother teresa credit manfredo ferrari wikipedia cc 40 ewtn India gears up for Mother Teresa canonization celebrations

Calcutta, India, Aug 22, 2016 / 02:24 pm (CNA).- Mother Teresa will be canonized on Sept. 4, and a global film festival aims to screen 23 movies to...

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Thumbnail tapestry of kuriakose elias chavara at vatican city nov 21 credit lauren cater cna cna Indian Catholics find spiritual inspiration in two new saints

Two new Indian Catholic saints to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday were known for their deep spiritual life and their intercession in helping...

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Thumbnail mother teresa courtesy of father woody and regis university cna 9 3 15 Is this the miracle that could canonize Mother Teresa?

The Vatican is studying the case of a Brazilian man inexplicably cured of brain abscesses – which could be the miracle that leads to the...

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Thumbnail mother teresa circa 1994 credit c losservatore romano cna It’s official! Mother Teresa is going to be canonized

After months of anticipation, the miracle allowing for the canonization of Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta has officially been approved by the...

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Thumbnail mother teresa circa 1994 credit c losservatore romano cna 1 It's official – Mother Teresa will be canonized September 4

After months of anticipation, the date of Mother Teresa’s canonization has finally been announced. It falls on Sept. 4, which this year will also...

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Thumbnail blessed francisco and jacinta marto public domain cna It's official: Pope Francis to canonize Fatima visionaries during May visit

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2017 / 03:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month,...

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Thumbnail blessed john paul ii shrine in washington dc oct 2 2013 credit addie mena cna 4 cna 10 2 13 Knights of Columbus prepares to celebrate papal canonizations

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor major celebrations of the double canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in several U.S. cities,...

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Thumbnail cardinal angelo comastri celebrated a mass of thanksgiving for pope st john paul ii in st peters square on april 28 2014 credit daniel ibez cna 3 cna 4 28 14 Masses of Thanksgiving offered in Rome for new Pope saints

Following the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XIII, Church officials presided over two Masses of Thanksgiving, drawing attention to the...

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Thumbnail tapestries of st stanislaus of jesus and mary and st maria elizabeth hesselblad during their june 5 2016 canonization mass in st peters square credit daniel ibanez cna New saints show the power of Jesus' resurrection, Pope Francis says

St. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary and St. Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad are key examples of how to unite oneself to Jesus’ Passion and death, as well...

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Thumbnail jacinta pereiro marto niece of francisco and jacinta in fatima portugal credit ibaez cna Niece of Fatima visionaries reflects on her remarkable family

Fatima, Portugal, Apr 20, 2017 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The niece of Blessed Franciso and Jacinta Marto has voiced excitement for the coming...

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Thumbnail president barack obama gives his weekly address may 5 2012 credit white house cna us catholic news 5 10 12 Obama praises influence of Saints John XXIII, John Paul II

U.S. president Barack Obama issued a statement Monday noting the canonization of both John XXIII and John Paul II over the weekend, paying tribute...

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