"I must say, in all sincerity, that there is no date. And we understand it well because it involves a process," said Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas.
Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, thus paving the way for their canonization.
Francis signed the decree for the causes of Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto during a meeting March 23 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, the Vatican said.
Preview: Kolkata, where Mother Teresa lived and worked, is agog with excitement as preparations for Teresa's canonization Sept. 4 at the Vatican enter the final stages.
Preview: The gathering of documentation for sainthood consideration included more than 100 interviews and created some 80 volumes at more than 400 pages each.
A canonical inquiry into the life of Dorothy Day will begin soon and extend to the end of the year, according to the Archdiocese of New York.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made a saint on Sept. 4, almost exactly 19 years after her death. Pope Francis made the announcement Tuesday.
The Vatican calendar for the Year of Mercy set Sept. 4, 2016, as a possible date for the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, if her sainthood cause is concluded.
California Indians argue that the 18th-century Franciscan, to be made a saint during the pope's U.S. trip, helped destroy their culture and decimate their people.
The parents of St. Therese of Lisieux will be canonized Oct. 18 at the Vatican during the Synod of Bishops on the family.
Louis Martin (1823-1894) and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin (1831-1877) will be the first married couple with children to be canonized in the same ceremony. Other married couples are among the blesseds of the church.
Pope Francis issued the decree approving their canonization Saturday during the public consistory on canonizations at the Vatican; more than 40 cardinals attended.
Can Fr. Junípero Serra, heroic on some counts, survive in the public eye the misfortune of being morally and politically dissonant in the 21st century?