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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

 

Justo Takayama Ukon will be proclaimed Blessed on 7 Feb., 2017, in Osaka, Japan.

Justo Takayama Ukon will be proclaimed Blessed on 7 Feb., 2017, in Osaka, Japan.

Catholic Samurai's beatification in Japan

06/02/2017 16:03

Justo Takayama Ukon, who was stripped of his post as Samurai and exiled because of his Christian faith, will be proclaimed Blessed in Osaka on Feb. 7, 2017. 

 

Joseph Tien and his 16 companions‎ who were martyred in Laos

Joseph Tien and his 16 companions‎ who were martyred in Laos

‎17 martyrs beatified in Laos

13/12/2016 16:24

More than a thousand Catholics witnessed the Beatification of 17 martyrs of Laos in the Sacred Heart Cathedral of the capital Vientiane on Dec. 11.