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“Profound”: Catholic Priest in Kenya Recalls Cardinal Otunga’s Life of Ceaseless Prayers

Sep 11, 2023

Michael Maurice Cardinal Otunga spent his final days, old and frail, committed to prayer in a home for the elderly people in Kenya.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo during Holy Mass commemorating the 20th anniversary of Servant of God Michael Maurice Cardinal Otunga at Queen of the Apostles Parish of the Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya
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Cardinal Otunga’s Sainthood Journey a Call to Holiness: Kenyan Archbishop

Sep 6, 2023

The sainthood course of the Servant of God Michael Maurice Cardinal Otunga was started by the Cardinal himself, and is now an invitation for the people of God to live a holy life, the Local Ordinary of Kenya's Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi has said.  

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How Cardinal Otunga Warmed Hearts as Kenya’s First Native Catholic Bishop

Sep 5, 2023

The people of God in Kenya are marking two decades since the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, who is on the sainthood journey, passed on.

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Initiate “popular devotion” to Boost Kenyan Cardinal’s Cause for Sainthood: Archbishop

Nov 26, 2022

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has urged the people of God to initiate “popular devotion” to boost the cause for the canonization of the country’s first Cardinal, the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga.

Pope Francis meets participants at the "Holiness Today" conference on 6 October 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: ‘Saints do not come from a parallel universe’

Oct 6, 2022

What does it look like to be a Catholic saint today? A Vatican conference taking place in Rome this week has been discussing just that. 

A stained glass window depicting Blessed Marie Rivier in the motherhouse of Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in France. Public domain

Pope Francis Approves Miracle Attributed to a French Nun Who Will Be Made a Saint

Dec 13, 2021

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.

Fr. Sílvio Moreira (right) and Fr. João de Deus Gonçalves Kamtedza (left) who died during the Mozambican civil war. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Diocese to Initiate Sainthood Cause for Jesuits Murdered in Mozambican Civil War

May 18, 2021

The leadership of Mozambique’s Catholic Diocese of Tete is set to initiate the sainthood causes of two members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) who were killed during the country’s civil war more than three decades ago.

Sister Thea Bowman. / Courtesy of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

Thea Bowman - Religious Sister, Civil Rights Advocate, Candidate for Sainthood

Jun 18, 2020

Sister Thea Bowman was the granddaughter of a slave, an advocate for racial justice, and the first African American woman to address the U.S. bishops' conference. Two years ago, her sainthood cause was opened.

Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI Hall, Dec. 13, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: The Gospel is a Call to Holiness in Concrete Actions

Jan 5, 2020

The Gospel is more than a nice story – it is the concrete revelation of God’s plan for the world and calls people to holiness, Pope Francis said Sunday.