- Jul 14, 2020
ROME — No papal document in recent decades has generated as much pre-release interest as Laudato Si, an encyclical letter written by Pope Francis that the Vatican will release Thursday. Considering the author’s global popularity, the high profile created by his office, and the politically polarizing topic – the environment,
Saturday’s beatification of a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy’s eye ailment marks another step in a process that started nearly 70 years ago. Here are a few facts about the process: Q: What is beatification? A: Beatification is the third of four steps to become a saint.