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Sainthood Causes - Latest News
Feb 20, 2019 - 05:49 pm .- A Vatican committee has unanimously voted to send the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, a former runaway slave and the first African American priest in the United States, to the next stage.
Feb 13, 2019 - 03:32 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday approved the canonization of Bl. John Henry Newman, a Roman Catholic cardinal, scholar, and founder of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in England.
Aug 1, 2018 - 02:50 pm .- Xavier University of Louisiana has announced a new initiative to unite groups working on the promotion of African American canonization causes.
Jun 24, 2018 - 06:38 am .- Nearly three decades after his death, Father Patrick Peyton still receives fan mail.
May 30, 2018 - 12:09 am .- As an investigation into the life of Catholic apologist G.K. Chesterton nears a close, admirers of the English writer voiced hope that his sainthood cause could soon be opened.
Apr 16, 2018 - 11:01 am .- Pope Francis has approved the advancement of the causes of eight Servants of God, all priests and religious, including Fr. Varghese Payyappilly of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, based in Kerala, India.
Jan 27, 2018 - 05:05 am .- Saturday Pope Francis moved two 20th-century martyrs a step closer to sainthood, including Veronica Antal, a young Romanian woman killed during an attempted rape in 1958, and Pierre Claverie, a bishop who promoted dialogue between Muslims and Christians in Algeria.