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Francis looks to heal Church with two pope saints

- Pope Francis aims to unite conservative and reformist strands of Catholicism with the first canonisation of two popes this month -- an impressive masterstroke that has already stirred dissent in some quarters.
In the Media by Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere (AFP)

Emile Dubois — A serial murderer or a miraculous soul? Special

Santiago - On March 26, precisely 106 years ago today, Emile Dubois, a Frenchman found guilty of killing four people in Chile, faced the firing squad. His memory has endured in the faith of the people who consider Dubois a martyr of injustice, a hero and a saint.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

Pope names first Native American saint

Pope Benedict XVI has named seven new saints. One of those selected is a Native American woman who lived during the seventeenth century. The naming took place at a special ceremony on Sunday October 21.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

South Africa's Hungarian community celebrates St Stephen’s Day Special

Johannesburg - August 20 is the official date of Saint Stephen’s Day in Hungary, but South Africa’s small Hungarian community celebrated the Hungarian equivalent of Saint Patrick’s Day on Sunday and Digital Journal was there.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Severed head of patron saint of genital disease for sale

Duleek - A skull said to be that of St Vitalis of Assisi, who is often called the patron saint of genital diseases, will be sold at auction on Sunday.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Miracle at Catholic Church restores Virgin Mary Special

Charlotte - It was a Mother's Day miracle at St. Matthew Catholic Church when the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that was decapitated by vandals was restored to her original condition by local anonymous angel's who donated their time to repair this work of art.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 13 comments

Rescuers find hiker who fell into Mount St. Helens crater

Rescue crews in the state of Washington had been adamantly have been trying to get to a hiker who fell 1000 feet into a Mount St. Helens crater.
In the Media by Matt Harding

Pope John Paul II on track for sainthood

Rome -- Pope Benedict XVI has expedited the sainthood process for the popular Pope. Pope John Paul II's "heroic virtues" have been confirmed and now a committee will review his miracle works.
In the Media by Gordon K. Chan

South Africa To Have Its First Saint?

A South African man murdered for his stand against witchcraft may become the country’s first recognised saint. The first phase for the Canonization of Benedict Daswa has been completed.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Hawaii Fr. Damien Caregiver of Lepers to Be Canonized This Year

Father Damien cared for lepers on the island of Molokai. This was at a time when the disease was contagious if folks weren't careful. He died of the leprosy. and now more than a century after his death, a date has been set for his canonization.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 3 comments
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