March 14, 2017

Fr. Stanley Rother, first US-born martyr, to be beatified in September

Father Stanley Rother, the Oklahoma-born martyr who served as a priest in Guatemala, will be beatified in Oklahoma City on Sept. 23, 2017. The beatification announcement was made by the…
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February 8, 2017

Samurai martyr beatified in Japan

A 17th century Catholic Samurai and martyr was beatified during a Mass in ‎Osaka, Japan on Tuesday. Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Vatican’s ‎Congregation for the Causes of Saints,…
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September 14, 2016

Cardinal beatifies Polish priest who was sent to gulag

Cardinal Angelo Amato said Blessed Wladyslaw Bukowinski 'showed how faith can bring down walls' A Vatican official beatified a Polish-born priest deported to Soviet-ruled Central Asia who volunteered to stay…
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July 13, 2016

Vatican sets date for Albania’s beatification of martyrs

The Catholic Church in Albania says that Vatican has set November 5 as the day of beatification of 38 Albanian religious martyrs killed by the former communist regime. In April,…
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December 7, 2015

The three slain Priests of Peru

Fr. Miguel Tomaszek and Fr. Zbigniew Strzalkowski both from Poland, and Fr. Alessandro Dordi, from Italy who were slain in Peru by Shining Path rebels in 1991 were beatified on Saturday…
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