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Martyred nuns beatified in Poland
Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service
June 13, 2022
Ten Polish nuns murdered by Russian soldiers at the end of World War II were beatified in Wroclaw, Poland, on June 11, 2022. more
Bishops in South Korea have moved ahead to pursue the canonization of 81 Catholics martyred by communist forces during the Korean War. more
Beatifications of martyred priests lift Lebanese mired in poverty
Doreen Abi Raad, Catholic News Service
June 6, 2022
Capuchin Fathers Leonard Melki and Thomas Saleh, two 20th-century Lebanese martyrs, were beatified on June 4 in Jal El Dib, near Beirut. more
Read about Marie Rivier, whose zeal for the Gospel even in the midst of the French Revolution caused Pope Pius IX to call her the Woman-Apostle. more
Blessed Justin Russolillo was a humble and holy pastor, catechist, preacher, and writer, who dedicated himself to seeking out vocations to the priesthood. more
Read all about César de Bus who left a life of worldly pleasure to bring the Word of God to those on the margins. He will be canonized on May 15. more
Read about Maria di Gesù Santocanale, a woman with the courage to go beyond her comfort zone, who will be canonized on May 15. more
Read all about Titus Brandsma, the Dutch Carmelite priest killed in Dachau in 1942, who will be canonized on May 15, 2022. more
Read all about Blessed Maria Domenica Mantovani, who spent her life as a mother to those in need. She will be canonized on May 15. more
What made Charles de Foucauld a modern Christian hero? Read all about this hermit and martyr who will be canonized on May 15. more