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Pope Francis celebrates a Canonization Mass for 35 new saints

Pope Francis celebrates a Canonization Mass for 35 new saints

Pope says new Saints show us how to say 'yes' to God's love

15/10/2017 15:25

Inviting all faithful to practice Christian love every day, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, holding them up as models who “point the way”. His words came during the homily of the Canonization Mass in St. Peter's Square.

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Pope Francis' pastoral staff is hit by a ray of sun during the Canonization Mass for 35 new saints in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis' pastoral staff is hit by a ray of sun during the Canonization Mass for 35 new saints in St. Peter's Square

Homily of Pope Francis'Canonization Mass for 35 new saints

15/10/2017 14:08

Inviting all faithful to practice Christian love every day, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, holding them up as models who “point the way”.

 

Four tapestries of 35 new saints-to-be drape the facade of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, ahead of the Oct. 15 canonization cermony by Pope Francis

Four tapestries of 35 new saints-to-be drape the facade of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, ahead of the Oct. 15 canonization cermony by Pope Francis on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.

Pope to declare 35 new saints on Sunday

14/10/2017 17:10

Thirty-tree martyrs and 2 others from Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Italy will be declared saints by Pope Francis on October 15, 2017.

 

Spanish priest Blessed Faustino Míguez, one of the 34 to be canonised by Pope Francis

Spanish priest Blessed Faustino Míguez, one of the 35 to be canonised by Pope Francis

Child martyrs and priests to become saints

09/10/2017 16:52

Dozens of martyrs from the Americas along with two zelous priests of Italy and Spain are to be canonised by Pope Francis.

 

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.