James T. Keane
Is St. Irenaeus really a doctor, or does he just play one on TV? Does he rush to someone’s aid on an airplane? Might he collaborate with Dr. Dre?
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Today Pope Francis recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, opening the door to his beatification.
A photo of Blessed Carlo Acutis, who died as a teenager in 2006.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
In a statement released Oct. 11, the Diocese of Assisi said that since his beatification one year ago, an estimated 117,000 pilgrims visited the teen’s tomb in the Shrine of the Renunciation at the Church of St. Mary Major in Assisi.
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis said he intends to declare as a doctor of the church St. Irenaeus of Lyon, the second-century theologian known for his defense of orthodoxy amid the rise of gnostic sects.
Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin. Photo Catholic News Service/Vatican Media.
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Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin continued with the pregnancy and opted for treatment that would not jeopardize the life of her child, Riccardo, who was born in 1994.
Pope John Paul I is pictured at the Vatican in 1978 during his short time as pontiff
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Recognition of an alleged miraculous healing would open the door to John Paul’s beatification and decide the date for it, which is likely to be in 2022.