Sainthood

Pope Francis is driven through the crowd in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Francis presided over Mass on Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square to declare Cardinal John Henry Newman and four women saints. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 13, 2019 - 12:21 pm
The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): Noon The New Orleans Saints got an unexpected — and probably unintentional — backer for their game at Jacksonville. Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, included the Saints' Twitter logo in a tweet Sunday morning — one New Orleans football...
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This undated photo courtesy of the Diocese of Springfield in Springfield, Ill., shows Quincy's Father Augustine Tolton. Pope Francis has positioned for sainthood a former slave and the first known black priest in America. The pontiff on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, declared the Rev. Augustine Tolton of Quincy "venerable." The Diocese of Springfield announced that the designation means that Tolton lived a life of "heroic virtue." Church officials are investigating possible miracles attributed to Tolton which could lead to his canonization.(photo courtesy the Diocese of Springfield via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 4:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Pope Francis has positioned for sainthood a former slave and the first known black Roman Catholic priest in America. The pontiff on Wednesday declared the Rev. Augustine Tolton, of Quincy, to be "venerable." The Diocese of Springfield announced that the designation means...
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March 05, 2019 - 7:23 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a story March 4 about Pope Francis opening Vatican archival documents on World War II-era Pope Pius XII to researchers, The Associated Press incorrectly cited the year Rabbi Arthur Schneier started leading a New York synagogue. Schneier has been senior rabbi of Park East...
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Robert Hoatson, of West Orange, N.J., holds protest signs outside of a hotel hosting the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 14, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — At a national assembly focused on the sex-abuse crisis, numerous U.S. Roman Catholic bishops called Wednesday for a formal repudiation of Theodore McCarrick, the ex-cardinal facing allegations of sexual misconduct over a long stretch of his career. The U.S. Conference of Catholic...
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November 08, 2018 - 1:28 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decreed that an American religious brother, James Miller, was killed out of hatred for the Catholic faith during Guatemala's civil war and can be beatified. Miller is the second American slain in Guatemala to move a step closer to possible sainthood in recent...
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Pope Francis, center, arrives for a canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Pope Francis canonizes two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 14, 2018 - 5:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Catholic Church canonizations on Sunday (all times local). 11:25 p.m. Pope Francis has lauded new saints Pope Paul VI and slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as prophets of a church that looks out for the poor as he presided over a canonization ceremony...
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Cecilia Flores poses for a portrait inside the chapel where Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was assassinated in 1980, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Flores underwent an emergency cesarean section and was diagnosed with an infection that left her in a coma. Suffering from internal hemorrhaging and with her kidneys on the verge of collapse, she was not expected to survive, but after her husband prayed to Romero for intervention, Flores made a full recovery. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
October 05, 2018 - 9:06 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A Salvadoran woman whose unexpected recovery from a life-threatening condition was deemed a miracle, paving the way for the upcoming canonization of the late Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, said Friday she's convinced he is a saint. Speaking days before a...
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June 11, 2018 - 2:47 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A judge says the remains of famous Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen can be moved to Illinois from New York, nearly 40 years after his death. Joan Sheen Cunningham believes moving her uncle's remains to Peoria, Illinois, will improve his cause for sainthood. New York Judge Arlene...
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