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Vatican authorizes opening of cause for canonization for 13-year-old Filipina girl

Niña Ruiz-Abad was born Oct. 31, 1979, in Quezon City. Her parents were lawyers and her father died when she was only 3 years old

Archdiocese of Seoul opens cause for beatification of Cardinal Kim, 2...

Cardinal Kim was known for his “courageous work in defense of freedom in the years following the coup d'etat by General Chun Doo-hwan”

Pope Francis puts priest, three religious women, two laywomen on path...

Each now needs a miracle attributed to his or her intercession to be approved by the Vatican in order to be beatified

Indian nun among five new ‘Venerable’ declared by Pope Francis

Sister Maria Celina Kannanaikal was reported to have been persecuted during her novitiate because of her “mystical experiences”

Photos: Filipinos celebrate promulgation of heroic virtues of Venerable Teofilo Camomot

Thousands of people attended the Thanksgiving Mass and promulgation of the decree of Venerable Teofilo Camomot’s heroic virtue

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Filipino archbishop, declares him ‘venerable’

Archbishop Teofilo Camomot, who was ordained a bishop in 1955, was known on the island of Cebu in the Philippines for his spiritual gifts

Honoring Akash Bashir, the first Servant of God in Pakistan

“We thank God for blessing us with such brave youth who preferred his faith over his life."

Pakistan’s Catholic Church starts beatification process of guard who stopped suicide...

Akash Bashir died a martyr at the age of 20 on March 15, 2015, when he prevented a suicide bomber from entering a church

Titus Brandsma canonization in May ‘a gift to Philippines Carmel’

“It is a great consolation for us to have someone from a not-so-distant generation praying and interceding for us in our current struggles"

Volunteer security guard becomes Pakistan’s first candidate for sainthood

Akash died while trying to prevent a suicide bomber from entering a church where about a thousand people were attending a Sunday celebration

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