Dicastery for the Causes of Saints

Elena Guerra, Marie-Léonie Paradis, and Giuseppe Allamano are among the Blesseds whom Pope Francis paved the way for canonization in a decree on May 23, 2024.  / Credit: Oblates of the Holy Spirit;; and Unknown photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Founder of Consolata Missionaries among Blesseds with Zeal for Mission Work to Be Canonized During Planned Consistory

May 24, 2024

The Holy See said Pope Francis “has decided to convene a consistory, which will also concern the canonization” of four Blesseds.

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.

Canonization Mass for St. Artemide Zatti and St. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini on Oct. 9, 2022. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Approves Beatification of Priest Martyred in World War II

May 20, 2023

Pope Francis on Saturday approved the beatification of a young Italian priest martyred by Nazis during World War II, and advanced the beatification causes of eight other men and women.