All Saints Day

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.

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus on the solemnity of All Saints on Nov. 1, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

On All Saints’ Day, Pope Francis Says Holiness is "a gift and a journey"

Nov 1, 2023

“Holiness is a gift of God, which we’ve received at baptism. And if we let it grow, it can completely change our lives,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis delivers his Sunday Angelus message to about 20,000 faithful in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 22, 2023. | Credit: Vatican Media

Here is What Pope Francis is Doing for the Week of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days

Oct 31, 2023

At the Vatican, Pope Francis will mark this holy and significant season with prayer and two liturgies.


Inside Pope Francis’ Envisioned Two-hour Dialogue with Catholic Youth in Africa

Oct 27, 2022

Everything is set for the November 1 dialogue between Pope Francis and young people drawn from various Catholic universities from African countries.

Pope Francis at the Economy of Francesco conference for young economists, researchers, and activists in Assisi, Italy, 24 September 2022. | Vatican Media.

Planned Papal Dialogue with African University Students to Stir Synodal Conversations

Oct 14, 2022

Young people drawn from various Catholic Universities in Africa are set to engage with Pope Francis in a dialogue that is aimed at stirring full participation of the youth in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.

Pope Francis led the Angelus for All Saints' Day from a window above St. Peter's Square. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

True Happiness Found by Following Jesus Christ: Pope Francis on All Saints’ Day

Nov 1, 2021

Pope Francis gave a special Angelus address for the Catholic feast of All Saints’ Day.

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Nov. 1, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Saints are "authoritative witnesses of Christian hope": Pope Francis

Nov 1, 2020

On the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to follow the model of the saints, who pursued virtue in contradiction to the ways of the world and thus give witness to Christian hope.

Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in The Gambia's Banjul Diocese.

All Saints Day to Mark Resumption of Public Mass, Liturgies in The Gambia

Oct 29, 2020

All Saints Day, Sunday, November 1 is expected to mark the resumption of public Mass and other liturgical celebrations in The Gambia, the Bishop of the only Catholic Diocese in the West African nation announced.

Pope Francis May 15, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

The Saints Show that Real People can be Holy, Pope Francis Says

Nov 1, 2019

The saints were real people whose strength to face daily challenges came from the grace of Jesus Christ, showing that everyone can be holy, Pope Francis said Friday on the Feast of All Saints Day.