Syrian Catholic priest from India among sainthood causes advanced by pope

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2018 / 11:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has approved the advancement of the causes of eight Servants of God, all priests and religious, including Fr. Varghese Payyappilly of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, based in Kerala, India. The pope met with the prefect of the Congregation …

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A unique case of Benedict XVI defeating the devil

 Ary Waldir Ramos Diaz | Apr 15, 2018   Anecdote from the book ‘Exorcist by Profession,’ the testimony of a disciple of Fr. Gabriele Amorth. According to a Mexican priest who was an assistant to Roman exorcist Fr. Gabriele Amorth for four years, you never forget your first case of …

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Pope Francis approves decrees of miracles for Paul VI and Oscar Romero

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints is making public the following decrees which Pope Francis authorized in a meeting with Cardinal Angel Amato, Prefect of the Congregation. — a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini), Supreme Pontiff; born in Concesio (Italy) on 26 …

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Fake news alert: Pope Francis didn’t write that trending ‘Gentle Reminder’

The ‘gentle reminder’ message allegedly written by Pope Francis that trends periodically on Facebook and other social media was never written by the Holy Father. The message reads: “This life will go by fast. Don’t fight with people, don’t criticize your body so much, don’t complain so much. Don’t lose …

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Pope says he prays for those who call him a heretic

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 15, 2018 / 12:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told Jesuits in Chile last month that he’s willing to have discussions with people who disagree with him, but that when people just shout ‘heretic’, he prays for them instead. “When I perceive resistance, I try …

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Pope’s ‘airplane wedding’ was valid

Unusual ceremony 36,000 feet above Chile is supported by church laws despite criticism of the pontiff’s actions Paul de Leon, Manila International January 31, 2018 In recent weeks, cyberspace has been filled with comments pertaining to the validity of the “airplane wedding” officiated by Pope Francis. Cruising at an altitude of …

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of Trappists in Algeria, clearing path to beatification

Inés San Martín Jan 27, 2018 VATICAN CORRESPONDENT ROME – It’s official: A bishop, seven Trappist monks and 11 other religious men and women killed by extremists in Algeria between 1994 and 1996 have been recognized as martyrs by Pope Francis on Saturday. The decree signed by the pontiff was released …

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