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# sainthood - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Murdered archbishop Óscar Romero is to be made a saint by the Vatican

Pope Paul VI will also be sainted.

# sainthood - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Argentina's "cowboy priest" to become country's first saint after performing two "miracles"

Jose Gabriel Brochero is revered in Argentina for his supposedly miraculous healing powers.

# sainthood - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Revered, reviled, misunderstood: Mother Teresa becomes a saint today

Teresa worked with the poorest of the poor in the sprawling metropolis formerly known as Calcutta for nearly four decades.

# sainthood - Friday 18 December, 2015

Mother Teresa to become saint after Pope recognises second miracle

Pope Francis has signed off on the second miracle required to grant the late nun a sainthood.

# sainthood - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Mother Teresa is being made a saint next year

A date has reportedly been set for September 2016.

# sainthood - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Pope puts Cork woman one step closer to becoming a saint

The founder of the Sisters of Charity Mary Aikenhead has been declared venerable.

# sainthood - Sunday 27 April, 2014

John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints

Retired Pope Benedict XVI and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are in attendance at today’s ceremony.

# sainthood - Monday 7 April, 2014

Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit

Italy’s justice ministry has loaned the museum the gun, a Browning 9mm, for three years.

# sainthood - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Pope celebrates fast-track sainthood of personal hero Pierre Favre

The accelerated elevation of Jesuit priest bypassed Vatican tradition.

# sainthood - Friday 5 July, 2013

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to be made saints

The long road to sainthood normally requires two confirmed miracles, however, John XXIII only has one.

# sainthood - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Two miracles later and Pope John Paul II is on his way to sainthood

For healings to be officially certified as miracles, they must be instantaneous, permanent and with no scientific explanation.

# sainthood - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Pope makes Spanish saint "doctor" of the Catholic Church World Youth Day This post contains images

Pope makes Spanish saint "doctor" of the Catholic Church

Patron saint of Spanish clergy gets the nod for one of Vatican’s highest honours in the hope that his example will “enlighten all priests”, says Benedict at World Youth Day Mass.

# sainthood - 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?