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At 10:30 am on the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Pope Francis celebrated mass in St. Peter’s Square and presided over the rite of canonization of Blesseds Maria Elisabetta Hesselblad (1870-1957) and Stanislaus Papczyński (1631-1701). Below you will find the homily given by Pope Francis following the Gospel of the day. Also included are two brief ...read more
On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Pope Francis presided over the Canonization Mass of St. Joseph Vaz, Apostole of Sri Lanka, in Colombo. Below you will find the Holy Father’s homily, along with a thank you address by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo. Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Canonization Mass of Saint Joseph Vaz ...read more
On November 23, 2014, the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis will canonize six blesseds and inscribe them in the roll call of Saints. These blesseds consist of two Indians and four Italians, including one layman and one bishop. The blesseds who are to be canonized on Sunday are: Kuriakose Elias Chavara: A priest and the ...read more
Sharon Smith, center, presents a relic of St. Marianne Cope, and Sister Kateri Mitchell, a member of the Mohawk nation, right, carries a relic of St. Kateri Tekakwitha during the canonization of seven new saints led by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Oct. 21. Smith’s cure from a near fatal ...read more