Pope Francis met with Argentine pilgrims on Friday morning ahead of the historic canonization of the county’s first female saint on Sunday.
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.
The Catholic Church gained two new saints on Sunday as Pope Francis canonized St. Artemide Zatti and St. Giovanni Battista Scalabrini.
It was the Church’s first canonization since October 2019.
The miracle attributed to Rivier, who can now be canonized as a saint in the Catholic Church, involved the healing of a newborn baby in the Philippines in 2015.