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November 25, 2021
Pope Francis has recognized a miracle attributed to Titus Brandsma, an outspoken opponent of Nazism martyred at Dachau concentration camp in 1942. The pope authorized Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, to issue a decree on Nov. 25 approving the miracle. The decision paves the way for the Dutch Carmelite
September 02, 2021
Rome Newsroom, Sep 1, 2021 / 14:00 pm The relics of three of Korea’s oldest Catholic martyrs have been identified with DNA testing, the Diocese of Jeonju announced on Wednesday. The relics of Blessed Paul Yun Ji-chung and two of his martyr companions were confirmed by the Catholic Church after a months-long investigation that involved
June 19, 2021
Pope Francis on Saturday advanced Robert Schuman’s cause for sainthood, authorizing a decree of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints recognizing the French statesman’s heroic virtues. Born in Luxembourg in 1886, Schuman became a French citizen in 1919 and immediately involved himself in politics. He served in various French governments, rising to prominence following
December 26, 2020
Pope Francis led the traditional Marian devotion from the library of the Apostolic Palace - a concession to the emergency measures in place throughout Italy over the Christmas holiday.
March 02, 2018
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October 16, 2017
Thirty were martyred at the hands of Dutch Calvinists in Brazil
July 04, 2017
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June 08, 2017
Virginia Rounding's account of Henry VIII's sadism is unremittingly gory but scholarly and well-written, says Simon Caldwell
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