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Pope Francis recognises Blessed Carlo miracle

Pope Francis has recognised a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, paving the way for him to become the first millennial saint. Source: CNA.

Eastern Rite Saints

Thousands of Maronites welcome relics to new Australian home

Thousands of Maronite Catholics have shut down the streets of Punchbowl to welcome relics of Lebanon’s most well-known saint to their new permanent home in Sydney. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Auschwitz martyr may be declared a doctor of the Church

Edith Stein could be declared a doctor of the Church with the title “doctor veritatis” or “doctor of truth”, following a petition from the Discalced Carmelites. Source: CNA.

Eastern Rite Saints

Sydney to have world’s second shrine dedicated to St Charbel 

St Charbel is the saint with more than 40,000 known miracles attributed to his intercession. And soon, Sydney’s south west will be home to only the second shrine in the world dedicated to him. Source: Daily Telegraph.


Canonisation of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati ‘on the horizon’

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati could be declared a saint during the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year, according to the head of the Vatican’s office for saints’ causes. Source: CNA.

Europe Saints

Church in Poland seeks beatification of murdered missionary

The Church in Poland is seeking the beatification of a young lay missionary who was murdered in a bungled robbery shortly after starting work with Catholic nuns at a children’s home in Bolivia in 2017. Source: OSV News.


Priest’s relief as precious cargo makes safe landing

Fr Greg Skulski SDS arrived in Sydney from Poland on February 13 holding on tightly to his hand luggage. In it was the most precious cargo he had ever carried: the cassock of St Pope John Paul II. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Daughter of famous US author on road to sainthood

The daughter of American author Nathaniel Hawthorne was among the list of people whose causes for sainthood have advanced and were published by the Vatican yesterday. Source: OSV News.

Catechesis Saints

Saints not exceptions, but examples of humanity’s virtue: Pope

The saints are not unreachable “exceptions of humanity” but ordinary people who worked diligently to grow in virtue, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.