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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

How a Hindu became the first layperson in India to be...

Devasahayam Pillai, from what is now the southern state of Tamil Nadu, converted to Catholicism in 1745 while working at the royal palace

Carmelite ‘martyr of press freedom’ source of inspiration amid flood of...

Titus Brandsma, a Dutch Carmelite priest, educator, and journalist, will be canonized by Pope Francis on May 15, 2022

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"

Rayan, the boy stuck in a well in Morocco, shows beauty...

“This shows us that today, in the midst of so much bad news, there are good things, there are ‘saints next door,’” Pope Francis said

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit reforms the Church through the saints

In an audience with the religious order founded by Saint Cajetan, the pope underlined that “reform must begin with oneself”

Philippine diocese launches cause for sainthood of slain Claretian missionary priest

Claretian missionary priest Rhoel Gallardo died on May 3, 2000, in an encounter between government forces and Abu Sayyaf Group fighters

Pope Francis cites martyrdom of monks to protect Eucharist

The six monks were beatified on April 17 in the Italian abbey where they were martyred more than 200 years ago

Remains of US chaplain who died during Korean War found

Father Emil Kapaun died while being held as a prisoner of war, he is currently being considered for sainthood

Filipino historian claims discovery of San Pedro Calungsod’s birthplace in Leyte

Historian Rolando Borrinaga presented his theory following what he described as the pervading “problematic and in contention” records of the saint’s origin

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