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Latest stories: Sainthood Causes

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

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

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

The Franciscan friar Fr. Placido Cortese (1907-1944). Il Messaggero di Sant’Antonio via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Pope Francis Advances Sainthood Cause of Italian Catholic Priest Who Saved Jews in WWII

Fr. Placido Cortese has been dubbed “the Italian Fr. Kolbe.”

Mass in St. Peter's Square for the canonization of 35 saints Oct. 15, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Advances Causes of Italian Nuns Who Died in Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtue of three Italian religious sisters who died from Ebola in Africa during the 1995 outbreak.

Pope Francis. Credit: Vatican Media

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

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: Matteofarina.com

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

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.”