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A Polish Catholic nursing association has advocated since the 1990s for Hanna Chrzanowska's canonization. She will come a step closer with a beatification Mass April 28 in Krakow.
In rural Paraguay in 2002, a newborn who spent 20 minutes without signs of life after the umbilical cord was cut was declared dead after attempts to revive him failed.
Pope Francis announced at the end of a question-and-answer sessions with pastors in the Diocese of Rome that Blessed Paul VI would be canonized this year.
Only relics that have been certified as authentic can be exposed for veneration by the faithful, said a new Vatican instruction.