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Vatican puts cap on costs for sainthood cases

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 02:18

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.

Vatican to declare Pope John Paul II, John XXIII as ‘Saints’ to unify Catholics?

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 18:37

In an official announcement on Monday, Pope Francis declared sainthood dates for two Popes, late Pope John Paul II(1978 to 2005) and John XXIII (1958-1963).

Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 18:36

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.

Miracle judges approve Pope John Paul II for sainthood

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 09:54

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.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 13:26

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.

Bergoglio OK`d sainthood cases for slain churchmen

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 21:12

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

Pilgrims gather for beatification of John Paul II

Last Updated: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 00:25

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe also landed in Rome on Saturday.

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

Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 20:59

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

Mother Mary MacKillop becomes 1st Australian saint

Last Updated: Friday, February 19, 2010, 18:59

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.

Two weeks to sainthood

Last Updated: Monday, February 01, 2010, 17:47

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.