The 37 year old judge killed by the mafia beatified in Agrigento

May 9, 2021, saw the beatification of Rosario Livatino, an Italian magistrate whom Pope Francis called a “martyr of justice and faith”. Blessed Rosario was born in 1952, in Canicattì, Sicily. After ...

Pope Francis authorizes the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree approving the beatification

During the most recent audience with Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of the decree regarding the miracle attributed to ...

Associations and Movements
The message of Pope Francis for the centenary of the birth of Chiara Lubich

Charisms are “gifts of the Spirit,” and “therefore it is good, even for bishops, to place themselves always anew at the school of the Holy Spirit.” And so Pope Francis, in a message read by Cardinal ...

Witnesses of the faith
Their respective causes of beatification and canonization will now continue at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

The diocesan phase in now completed in the causes for the beatification and canonization of two great twentieth-century witnesses of the faith: Chiara Lubich and Fr. Oreste Benzi. For the foundress of ...

Lay Holiness
From the plenary meeting of Polish Bishops, approval to request the nihil obstat for the instruction phase in the beatification process of the parents of Pope John Paul II

“There is not the slightest doubt that the spirituality of the future saintly Pope was formed within his family, and was thanks to the faith of his parents.” So said Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the ...

Lay holiness
Linda Ghisoni, Undersecretary of the Dicastery, talks about the two new beatified women and encourages today’s lay women to devote themselves with love to what is entrusted to them

In the Marian month par excellence, the Church proposes as an example two new beatifications, two lay women.   On Saturday, may 4th, Concepción (Conchita) Cabrera de Armida was beatified in ...

Lay Sainthood
A child from Brazil and a woman from Italy are on their way to the altar for having dedicated their lives to Jesus despite of the challenges and sufferings that faced them

On April 6, 2019, the Holy Father approved the decrees of two laypersons, a child and a woman: Nelson Santanta from Brazil and Nuccia Tolomeo from Italy. Both gave a strong testimony of faith and ...

Young Saints
The young Slovak woman who died in 1944 to defend her purity was proclaimed in Kosice

“A model of life to help young people rediscover the beauty of authentic love, as well as the value of purity.” This is how Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes ...

Holy Laypeople
Promulgation of Decrees concerning 4 miracles, the martyrdom of a father, and the heroic virtues of 7 Servants of God, including three other lay faithful

On May 4th, the Pope authorized the Congregation of the Causes of Saints to promulgate the Decrees concerning some miracles, the martyrdom of the Servant of God Luciano Botovasoa, layman and father ...

Josef Mayr-Nusser

On Saturday, March 18th, Josef Mayr-Nusser, martyr, married layman, and father—at the time of his death his son was two years old—was beatified in Bolzano. He was an authentic witness of Christ, who ...