VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis confirms what everyone already knew. But here’s why the nun famous as the “saint of the gutters” may also become the “saint of the doubters.”
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(RNS) “On this point there is no possible neutrality. We either serve the life of Salvadorans or we are accomplices in their death. … We either believe in a God of life or we serve the idols of death.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The two nuns offer a glimmer of hope for Middle Eastern Christians, beset by violence and recent targeting by militants from the Islamic State group.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A California lawmaker wants to replace a bronze statue of soon-to-be saint Junipero Serra with a monument honoring Sally Ride, the nation’s first female astronaut.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Romero’s sainthood cause languished amid lingering Vatican suspicion of Liberation Theology, which flourished under Romero and was suppressed by both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
(RNS) Pope Francis has beatified his controversial predecessor, Paul VI, whom he hails for groundbreaking reforms that are often overlooked. But can Francis succeed where Paul fell short?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Fans of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero want Pope Francis to declare him a martyr and place him on the path to sainthood, but Vatican officials say no official action has been taken yet.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Paul VI was elected in 1963 and implemented the reforms started by his predecessor, John XXIII, with the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “We declare and define Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II be saints, and we enrole them among the saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church,” Francis declared to the crowd in Latin during the two-hour ceremony.