- Apr 21, 2021
The Catholic Church’s newest blesseds are six “meek disciples of Christ,” who showed heroic courage defending the Eucharist from profanation when French troops sacked their Italian monastery in 1799 and scattered the Blessed Sacrament on the floor while searching for any valuables they could carry away, Pope Francis said.
The remains of Father Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest who died in a prison camp during the Korean War, will be returned to his native Kansas, the Catholic Diocese of Wichita announced Monday.
Less than a month after he recognized the “heroic virtues” of three Italian women religious who died caring for Ebola patients in Congo, Pope Francis did the same for three others who also contracted the disease and died in 1995.
The remains of a Kansas priest who is being considered for sainthood by the Catholic Church for his ministry during the Korean War have been identified, U.S. military officials said.
Pope Francis has yet to sign decrees in sainthood causes that follow the new path he approved in 2017, that of giving one’s life in a heroic act of loving service to others.
A religious order has withdrawn its request to exhume its founder and transfer some of her remains from England to Philadelphia.
More than a thousand English Catholics are objecting to the proposed transfer to the United States of the relics of an American-born nun who is on the path to sainthood.
A priest related to Princes William and Harry took a major step closer to sainthood when Pope Francis declared him venerable.