facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Pope declares saint, advances causes for sainthood for 7 others

Oct. 11, 2013 at 4:51 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
VATICAN CITY, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Pope Francis has named a new saint, as well as advanced seven other causes for sainthood, officials said Friday.

The pope canonized Blessed Angela da Foligno, who lived from 1248 to 1309, Vatican Radio reported.

The non-ordained clergy-member of the Secular Franciscan Order was added to the "catalog of saints" after Francis reviewed a report from Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the congregation, Oct. 9, a statement by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints said Friday.

The pope also issued a decree recognizing the heroic virtues of Bishop Pio Alberto Del Corona, who lived from 1837 to 1912; Attilio Luciano Giordani (1913-72), Sister Maria Eleonora Giorgi (1882-1945), Amato Ronconi (1226-92), Sister Marie Elisabeth Turgeon (1840-81) and Sister Maria Jane Wilson (1840-1916), the statement said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus
2
Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found
3
Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid
4
$900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station $900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station
5
State rests in Michael Dunn case State rests in Michael Dunn case
Trending News
x
Feedback