sainthood

Mother Teresa's sainthood a proud moment: PM Modi

The sainthood of Mother Teresa "is a memorable and proud moment", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

Sep 04, 2016, 18:43 PM IST

Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood thrills Mothers' House

Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood on Tuesday brought cheers in the Mother's House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity here, and a big thanksgiving Holy Mass is being planned.

Mar 15, 2016, 20:25 PM IST
Pope Francis approves Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood; canonisation on Sept 4

Pope Francis approves Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood; canonisation on Sept 4

Mother Teresa, the nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor of Calcutta (now Kolkata), will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on September 4.

Mar 15, 2016, 15:39 PM IST
No saint without sin: Pope Francis

No saint without sin: Pope Francis

God looks beyond appearances and into people`s hearts and knows that there is no saint without a past, Pope Francis has said.

Jan 20, 2016, 17:38 PM IST
Mother Teresa will soon be elevated to sainthood: Missionaries of Charity​

Mother Teresa will soon be elevated to sainthood: Missionaries of Charity​

Clearing the path for Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood, the Church has recognised a second miracle of the nun, the Missionaries of Charity said

Dec 18, 2015, 13:11 PM IST

Pope elevates to sainthood parents of 'little flower'

The parents of French saint Therese of Lisieux, dubbed "The Little Flower" were raised to sainthood too in Sunday, in a move Pope Francis hopes will underscore the importance of the family.

Oct 18, 2015, 20:41 PM IST

Murdered South African Catholic takes step to sainthood

A South African school principal, bludgeoned to death 25 years ago for refusing to take part in a witchcraft-related ritual, was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, moving him a step closer to sainthood.

Sep 13, 2015, 16:40 PM IST

Pope approves sainthood for controversial US missionary

Pope Francis on Wednesday formally gave his blessing to the canonisation of Junipero Serra, an 18th-century missionary credited with evangelising California at a high price for native Americans.

May 06, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

PM's remarks on religious intolerance: Congress says it's better late than never

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaking his silence on the recent spate of incidents of religious intolerance, Congress on Tuesday said it was "better late than never" and suggested that the proof of the pudding lies in stopping the "vitriolic agenda" of RSS and its fringe elements.

Feb 17, 2015, 21:29 PM IST

Pope moves slain Salvadoran archbishop Romero nearer to sainthood

Pope Francis on Tuesday ruled that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered by a right-wing death squad in 1980 and is an icon of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America, had died as a martyr and will be beatified, the Vatican said.

Feb 03, 2015, 22:44 PM IST
Elton John wants fast-track sainthood for Pope Francis

Elton John wants fast-track sainthood for Pope Francis

British singer Elton John praised Pope Francisco once again, this time at a charity concert in New York where he said Francis should be made a saint "now", media reported.

Oct 30, 2014, 11:27 AM IST

Vatican puts cap on costs for sainthood cases

How much does it cost to become a saint? The Vatican said on Tuesday it has put a cap of sorts on the often-spiraling budgets for sainthood cases, another nod to Pope Francis` call for sobriety.

Jan 15, 2014, 02:18 AM IST

Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

Pope Francis cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII.

Jul 05, 2013, 18:36 PM IST

Miracle judges approve Pope John Paul II for sainthood

The Vatican congregation in charge of examining candidates for sainthoods has recognised a second miracle by John Paul II, leaving just a papal signature necessary to authorise the former pope`s canonisation.

Jul 03, 2013, 09:54 AM IST

Pope John Paul II closer to `sainthood`, second mirracle apporoved

Late Pope John Paul II has been confirmed to be steps away from `sainthood` after his second miracle for a Costa Rican woman who was suffering from severe brain injury was approved by commission of theologians.

Jun 20, 2013, 13:26 PM IST

Bergoglio OK`d sainthood cases for slain churchmen

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi says Jorge Bergoglio approved the beatification cause of Carlos de Dios Murias.

Mar 19, 2013, 21:12 PM IST

Pilgrims gather for beatification of John Paul II

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe also landed in Rome on Saturday.

May 01, 2011, 00:25 AM IST

Sainthood for John Paul II `speeded up`: Polish President

The process leading to sainthood for late Polish pope John Paul II has recently been
accelerated.

Oct 16, 2010, 20:59 PM IST

Mother Mary MacKillop becomes 1st Australian saint

Pope Benedict XVI approved sainthood for Mother Mary MacKillop on Friday, making the woman known for her work among the needy Australia`s first saint.

Feb 19, 2010, 18:59 PM IST

Two weeks to sainthood

In Hardwar, 17-year-old Sagar is trying hard to find favour with his teachers. Training to be a Naga sadhu, his days are spent running errands for them, bathing in the icy waters of the Ganga and performing hours-long rituals.

Feb 01, 2010, 17:47 PM IST