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Bishop Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalvo  who was shot by Marxist guerrillas in 1989

Bishop Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalvo who was shot by Marxist guerrillas in 1989

Pope to beatify a bishop and a priest in Colombia

11/07/2017 15:00

Pope Francis will beatify two martyred Colombian clerics when he travels to visit their South American nation in September.  Bishop Jesus Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve of Arauca and Father Pedro Ramirez Ramos will be beatified on September 8th during a Mass in the city of Villavicencio.  

Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Teofilius Matulionis in Cathedral Square. Vilnius, Lithuania, 25 June 2017.

Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Teofilius Matulionis in Cathedral Square. Vilnius, Lithuania, 25 June 2017.

Thousands attend Beatification of Lithuania's Catholic martyr Matulionis

25/06/2017 18:59

Thousands of people have gathered in Lithuania's capital Vilnius to attend the official beatification ceremony of Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis, who became a symbol of persecution endured by Christians when the country was still part of the Soviet Union.

Samunder Singh, the repentant assassin of Sr. Rani Maria, in prayer before a portrait of the nun in her convent in Udainagar.

Samunder Singh, the repentant assassin of Sr. Rani Maria, in prayer before a portrait of the nun in her convent in Udainagar.

Indian Church leaders welcome Sr. Rani Maria’s beatification‎

25/03/2017 12:08

Indian Catholic Church leaders, Cardinal George Alencherry and Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal have welcomed Pope Francis recognizing the martyrdom of Sister Rani Maria for Beatification. 

 

 Servant of God Rani Maria

Servant of God Rani Maria

Rani Maria cleared for beatification

23/03/2017 17:07

Servant of God, Rani Maria, professed sister of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation, who worked among poor landless agricultural laborers and was martyred in central India 22 years ago, has been cleared for beatification. 

 

The beatification of Bd Joseph Mayr-Nuuser in Bolsano on Saturday

The beatification of Blessed Joseph Mayr-Nuuser in Bolsano on Saturday. During his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis called Bd Joseph a model for the lay faithful, especially for fathers.

Pope Francis: Bd Joseph Mayr-Nusser a model for fathers

19/03/2017 12:49

Pope Francis has called Bd Joseph Mayr-Nusser, who was martyred for refusing to swear an oath of loyalty to Adolf Hitler, a "model for fathers."

 

Beatification Mass of 17 martyrs of Laos in Vientiane on Dec. 11. 2016.

Beatification Mass of 17 martyrs of Laos in Vientiane on Dec. 11. 2016.

Seventeen Beatified Martyrs of Laos, part 2

02/03/2017 16:00

Listen to the final of a 2-part interview with German priest Fr. Thomas Klosterkamp OMI, the postulator of the 17 martyrs of Laos, who were declared Blessed at a ceremony in the Laotian capital, Vientiane, on 11 Dec., 2016.  

The 17 martyrs of Laos beatified on 11 December, 2016.

The 17 martyrs of Laos beatified on 11 December, 2016.

Seventeen Beatified Martyrs of Laos, part 1

23/02/2017 16:00

Listen to the first of a 2-part interview with German priest Fr. Thomas Klosterkamp OMI, the postulator of the 17 martyrs of Laos, who were declared Blessed at a ceremony in the Laotian capital, Vientiane, on 11 Dec., 2016.  

Saint Josephine Bakita

Saint Josephine Bakita

Pope calls for action in the fight against human trafficking

08/02/2017 10:17

Pope Francis appealed to government leaders to be strong in the fight against the scourge of human trafficking. He was speaking during the Wednesday General Audience on the ‘International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking’ marked annually on 8 February