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.

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.

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.

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.

Bergoglio OK`d sainthood cases for slain churchmen

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

Pilgrims gather for beatification of John Paul II

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe also landed in Rome on Saturday.

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

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

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.

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.

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