Congregation for the Causes of Saints

A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019. Mazur/

Vatican Regulates Postulator’s Role in Saints’ Causes, Seeks to Curb Conflicts of Interest

Oct 19, 2021

The new regulations are designed partly to prevent conflicts of interest.

Pope Francis. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Advances Sainthood Causes of Priests with Early and Late Vocations

Nov 24, 2020

Pope Francis advanced Tuesday the sainthood causes of several men and women, including two Italian priests of the 20th century -- one who was ordained at age 23 and another who was ordained at 65.

Matteo Farina (1990-2009). Credit:

Pope Francis Advances Sainthood Causes of Five Men, Women, Including Italian Teenager

May 6, 2020

Pope Francis Wednesday advanced the sainthood causes of five men and women, including an Italian teenager who died of a brain tumor in 2009, declaring them “venerable.”

Pope Francis greets religious sisters at a general audience Oct. 30, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: 'Holiness is the true light of the Church'

Dec 12, 2019

Pope Francis said Thursday that the often hidden holiness lived out in everyday life is a true light within the Church.