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# beatification - Monday 20 November, 2017

60,000 attend mass in Detroit clearing the way for sainthood of Irish-American priest

Bernard Francis Casey was born in Wisconsin in 1870, the sixth of 16 children born to Irish immigrants.

# beatification - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

It's official: You no longer have to perform a miracle to become a saint

Christians who are sainted through martyrdom are the only ones exempt from being involved in a miracle.

# beatification - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Ireland's first ever beatification to take place in Dublin this morning

The ceremony will make a formal request for the beatification of Dublin man Fr John Sullivan, who died in 1933.

# beatification - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

The Pope has agreed this Irish priest performed a miracle

Pope Francis approved the beatification of John Sullivan SJ.

# beatification - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Pope who 'banned' contraception moves one step closer to sainthood

The Pope was described as “a brave Christian” and “tireless apostle” by Pope Francis.

# beatification - Friday 6 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s fix: Greece considers euro pull out; public sector workers in decline; a recession warning from Doctor Doom; Enda and Muhammad; the price of gas and electricity may rise; Eamon Ryan and a helicopter; and the calmest man ever?

# beatification - Monday 2 May, 2011

Faithful gather for John Paul II beatification

The beatification ceremony of John Paul II has drawn 1.5 million people from across the globe – one of the largest Vatican celebrations ever and a testament to his popularity.

# beatification - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Pope John Paul II beatified before more than a million people in Rome

The beatification was carried out by the current pontiff Pope Benedict XVI and moves the former pontiff one step closer to sainthood.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Colonel Gaddafi’s son killed in NATO airstrike; public sector pay secured; the former Pope to be beatified; another hat in the ring for the Áras; and Playstation to resume services on its network.

# beatification - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's

Ceremony will mark former pope’s next step toward sainthood, but a second miracle must be attributed to John Paul before canonisation is possible.

# beatification - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Pope John Paul II's blood to go on display for beatification

Four vials of blood were taken by doctors in the former pontiff’s final days.

# beatification - Monday 14 March, 2011

Vatican kicks off countdown to beatification of John Paul II

The Vatican has begun the countdown to the beautification of Pope John Paul II by posting videos on YouTube and creating a dedicated Facebook page.

# beatification - Friday 14 January, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

John Paul II is one step from sainthood - but holding out for a miracle

Pope Benedict confirms the late pope will be beatified on May 1 but where will they find the extra miracle to make him a saint?