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Joanne M. Pierce
Calls for the canonization of Pope Benedict XVI follow the trend of 20th and 21st century popes, but this "santo subito" process is not as common as it may seem today.
pope francis sits in his wheelchair in front of the nativity scene which is on the left of the photo in the vatican audience hall
Pope Francis
Pope Francis reflects on Christmas and on St. Francis de Sales, who tells us “to desire nothing and reject nothing, to accept everything that God sends us.”
A likeness of St. Francis de Sales is seen in stained glass at Caldwell Chapel on the campus of The Catholic University of America
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The pope’s letter, titled "Totum Amoris Est" ("Everything Pertains to Love"), said that the saint has much to teach the church today.
Gerard O’Connell
The great Jesuit missionary to China, Matteo Ricci, was declared "Venerable" by Pope Francis today, the first step on the path to canonization.
lionel messi celebrates on the field with teammates in the game against australia
Many Argentines have been rooting vocally for their national team, but taking care to pray to the country’s many folk saints.
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Joe Pagetta
Pietro Di Donato wrote 'The Penitent' because he thought it to be a profoundly human story—though both the murderer and the victim became larger than life in reality.