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 Relics of St Nicholas in Moscow

Russian Orthodox pilgrims queue for hours at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow to pray in front of the relics of St Nicholas

Relics of St Nicholas return to Bari after Russian tour

28/07/2017 16:44

The relics of the 4th century saint Nicholas of Myra return to Italy on Friday after spending over two months in Moscow and St Petersburg - an event being seen as a vital step forward in Catholic-Orthodox relations

Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Angelo Amato in St. Peter's Square in September 2016

Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Angelo Amato in St. Peter's Square in September 2016

Pope Francis approves decrees for miracles, martyrdom

07/07/2017 14:55

Pope Francis on Friday authorized the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints to promulgate several decrees, after meeting with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Congregation’s Prefec

 

File picture dated 1917 of the three Portuguese shepherd children: Servant of God Lucia Dos Santos (C) and her cousins Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco

File picture dated 1917 of the three Portuguese shepherd children: Servant of God Lucia Dos Santos (C) and her cousins Blesseds Jacinta (L) and Francisco Marto (R).

Pope recognizes Fatima children miracle ahead of May visit

23/03/2017 14:31

Pope Francis has officially recognized the miracle attributed to the intercession of two Fatima children - Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto. He also approved the canonizations of 30 Brazilian and 3 Mexican martyrs.

 

Painting of All Saints

Painting of All Saints

Pope confirms decrees for causes of Saints

22/12/2016 10:43

Pope Francis on Thursday received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, authorizing the congregation to promulgate new decrees. 

 

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 in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis authorises decrees on heroic virtues

12/10/2016 13:02

Pope Francis on Monday received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he authorised the Congregation to promulgate the several decrees on heroic virtue.

 

Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the end of canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa.

Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the end of canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa.

New rules for miracles at Congregation for Saints

23/09/2016 15:59

The Regulation of the Medical Board of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints was published today, signed by Cardinal Angelo Amato, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.