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St. John Vianney, the Patron of Parish Priests. His feast day is celebrated on 4 August.

St. John Vianney, the Patron of Parish Priests. His feast day is celebrated on 4 August.

Pope Francis invokes St. John Vianney ahead of feast day

03/08/2016 11:40

Pope Francis on Wednesday invoked St. John Vianney – the famous "Curé d'Ars" – during his final blessing at the weekly general audience. The feast day of Saint John Vianney is celebrated on 4 August.

 

Italian cardinal Angelo Amato arrives for a meeting of pre-conclave on March 9, 2013 at the Vatican.

Italian cardinal Angelo Amato arrives for a meeting of pre-conclave on March 9, 2013 at the Vatican.

Pope receives Saints Prefect, approves decrees

08/07/2016 13:51

Pope Francis on Friday (8 July, 2016) received in private audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

 

A statue of Saint Francis of Paula located in Cosenza, in the Italian region of Calabria. Pope Francis on Wednesday marked the sixth centenary of the

A statue of Saint Francis of Paula located in Cosenza, in the Italian region of Calabria. Pope Francis on Wednesday marked the sixth centenary of the saint’s birth during his General Audience.

Pope Francis: Saint Francis of Paola teaches "humility is a strength"

18/05/2016 11:00

Pope Francis invoked Saint Francis of Paola during his weekly General Audience on Wednesday.

 

Blessed Alfonso Maria Fusco, whose cause for canonization advanced with the recognition of a miracle attributed to his intercession

Blessed Alfonso Maria Fusco, whose cause for canonization advanced with the recognition of a miracle attributed to his intercession.

Pope confirms decrees for causes of Saints

27/04/2016 11:34

Pope Francis on Tuesday received in private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees concerning a number of causes for canonization.

 

Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich

Who was Julian of Norwich?

23/03/2016 15:42

(Vatican Radio) On Wednesday 23rd of March Pope Francis mentioned Julian of Norwich during his weekly catechesis. But who exactly was this  great fourteenth century English mystic and theologian who lived as a recluse or anchoress? 

A painting of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, from the Scots College in Rome.

A painting of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, from the Scots College in Rome.

Scottish Saint John Ogilvie and the Mission Oath

10/03/2016 14:05

For four hundred years, Saint John Ogilvie, martyred on 10 March 1616, has inspired Scottish seminarians to return to Scotland as priests to preach the Faith. 

 

Pope Francis leads a canonization Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in 2015. Decrees approved on Thursday pave the way for three new Saints to be canonized

Pope Francis leads a canonization Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in 2015. Decrees approved on Thursday pave the way for three new Saints to be canonized.

Pope Francis approves decrees for miracles, martyrdom

22/01/2016 10:46

Pope Francis on Thursday evening authorized the promulgation of several decrees from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.