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Servant of God Flavien Michael Melki Beheaded in 1915 During Persecution of Christians and Minorities
On Saturday, Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of the Servant of God Bishop Flavien Michael Melki, a TurkishEastern Catholicpriestof the Brothers of Saint Ephrem. The Holy Father authorized the Congregation of the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree regarding the martyrdom following a meeting with C...read more
Articles from section "Saints and Blessed"
Fr. Stanley Rother Could Become First Beatified Martyr from the United States
A Theological Commission of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints has recognized the martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother, a priest from Oklahoma. According to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, …read more
Rector of Alençon Shrine Speaks on Events Leading to Canonization of Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux
The Canonization of the Martin spouses, parents of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face -- and of her four sisters --, might well take place at the heart of the Synod on the …read more
Calls on Members of Oratory to Follow Example of the 'Apostle of Rome'
In a letter sent to the members of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, Pope Francis called on them to follow their founder's example in his commitment to the spiritual care of souls. The Holy …read more
"The Church’s state of permanent mission requires of you, spiritual sons of Saint Philip Neri, not to be content with a mediocre life"
Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ Message for the Fifth Centenary of Saint Philip Neri’s birth. * * * To the Reverend Father Mario Alberto Aviles, c.o., Procurator General of the …read more
Says Martyred Prelate 'Reminds Us That the Church is the Family of God'
In a letter sent to the Archbishop of San Salvador, Pope Francis expressed his joy at the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. The martyred prelate's beatification took place in a Mass …read more