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Pope Francis during the canonization of Francisco Marto and Jacinta, two of the to three shepherd children, at the Fatima Sanctuary, 13 May 2017

Pope Francis during the canonization of Francisco Marto and Jacinta, two of the to three shepherd children, at the Fatima Sanctuary, 13 May 2017

Pope Francis: a pilgrim of peace and hope in Fatima

13/05/2017 13:39

Our special envoy, Chris Altieri, was in Fatima from start to finish, and sent this overview of this Apostolic pilgrimage

Fatima shepherd children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Fatima shepherd children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, depicted here with their cousin Lucia Santos, will be canonised by Pope Francis during his forthcoming visit to Portugal on May 13th

Pope announces canonisation of Fatima shepherd children

20/04/2017 15:03

Pope Francis announces that the two young shepherd children from Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto will be canonised during his forthcoming visit to the Portuguese town on May 13th.

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Pope Francis has called for a Concistory on April 20 which will give definitive approval for the canonization of the two young visionaries of Fatima, as well as a number of other Blesseds.

Pope calls Consistory to approve causes for canonization

11/04/2017 12:58

Pope Francis has called for a Concistory on April 20 which will give definitive approval for the canonization of the two young visionaries of Fatima, as well as a number of other Blesseds.

 

Cardinal Angelo Amato with Pope Francis (file photo)

Cardinal Angelo Amato with Pope Francis (file photo). On Friday, the Holy Father received the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in audience, and authorized the promulgation of decrees regarding a number of causes for canonization.

Pope approves decrees for causes for canonization

02/12/2016 13:05

Pope Francis has approved the publication of decrees regarding the causes for canonization of numerous Servants of God, including a martyred American priest and a Canadian nun. 

 

Pope Francis celebrates Mass to canonize seven new Saints

Pope Francis celebrates Mass to canonize seven new Saints

Pope Francis canonizes seven new Saints

16/10/2016 13:21

Pope Francis on Sunday canonized seven new Saints including Argentina's “gaucho priest'' Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero.

Pope Francis pays his homage to the remains of child-martyr José Sanchez del Rio, in Morelia's Cathedral Mexico

Pope Francis pays his homage to the remains of child-martyr José Sanchez del Rio, in Morelia's Cathedral Mexico

Pope Francis to proclaim seven new Saints

15/10/2016 16:07

On the morning of Sunday, October 15, Pope Francis presides over Holy Mass for the canonization of seven new Saints.

 

Cardinal Oswald Gracias (C), Archbishop of Bombay,  leading the Mass in Mumbai, India, on Sept. 25, 2016, to celebrate Mother Teresa's canonization.

Cardinal Oswald Gracias (C), Archbishop of Bombay, leading the Mass in Mumbai, India, on Sept. 25, 2016, to celebrate Mother Teresa's canonization.

Bombay Archdiocese celebrates Mother Teresa’s sainthood

26/09/2016 10:31

Bombay Archdiocese celebrated the Sept. 4th canonization of Mothere Teresa of Calcutta with a Eucharistic Celebration, forllowed by a cultural programme in the gounds of St. Francis Xavier's Parish, Vile Parle. 

 

Fr Brian Kolodiejchuk, the postulator,  the Brazilian man Marcilio Haddad Andrino and his wife Fernanda at the Vatican Press Conference.

Fr Brian Kolodiejchuk, the postulator, the Brazilian man Marcilio Haddad Andrino and his wife Fernanda at the Vatican Press Conference.

Vatican press conference on Mother Teresa Canonization

02/09/2016 17:03

The Brazilian man who was declared miraculously healed after his wife prayed to Mother Teresa speaks at a press conference in the Vatican ahead of the Canonization Mass.