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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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 our lady of fatima credit ricardo perna shutterstock cna 1 Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1)

Fatima, Portugal, May 8, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of 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 official portrait of francisco and jacinta marto designed by silvia patricio courtesy of the fatima shrine cna 1 Francisco and Jacinta have officially been declared saints!

Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2017 / 03:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday officially declared Francisco and Jacinta Marto saints of the...

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As synod 2015 began its final week of work, Pope Francis canonized a married couple, Louis and Zélie Martin, whose nine children included the...

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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 pope francis delivers the homily at the canonization mass of francisco and jacinta marto in fatima may 13 2017 credit daniel ibanez cna Like Sts. Francisco and Jacinta, offer your lives to God, the Pope urges in Fatima

Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2017 / 05:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis told those gathered at Fatima, in particular the sick and...

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