Canonization causes

A view of the baldacchino underneath the central dome of St. Peter's Basilica. / Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Meet the Modern-day "devil’s advocate" in Canonization Process

May 26, 2024

Monsignor Alberto Royo Mejía is the promoter of the faith in the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints.

Blessed Elena Guerra. / Credit: Oblates of the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis to Canonize New Italian-born Female Saint Known as "an apostle of the Holy Spirit"

Apr 20, 2024

A friend of Pope Leo XIII and the teacher of St. Gemma Galgani, Elena Guerra (1835–1914) is known for her spiritual writings and her devotion to the Holy Spirit.

Detail of a mural showing Blessed Stanley Rother being welcomed into heaven at the new Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City. | Credit: Joe Holdren/EWTN News

What is the Process for Canonization? A guide for All Saints’ Day 

Nov 1, 2023

On the day the Church celebrates the Church triumphant in heaven, we take a closer look at the formal process the Church uses to declare someone a saint.

Wiktoria Ulma with six of her children. | The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II.

Couple with Seven Children to be Beatified by the Catholic Church for Martyrdom by Nazis

Dec 18, 2022

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of a married couple with seven children who were killed by the Nazis for hiding a Jewish family in their home in Poland.

Cardinal Oscar Cantoni, bishop of Como, receives the red biretta from Pope Francis at the consistory in St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 27, 2022. Daniel Ibáñez / CNA

Jesus is Asking, “can I count on you?”: Pope Francis during Creation of 20 New Cardinals

Aug 28, 2022

Pope Francis created 20 new cardinals for the Catholic Church during a liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica Saturday.