National / International News

National / International News

Pope officially paves the way for Saint Therese's parents to be canonized

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Pope Francis formally approved on Saturday the decrees necessary for Blesseds Louis and Marie Zelie Martin – known for being the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux – to be declared saints later this year.

Pope will visit as pastor, not politician, says Washington cardinal

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis will make history during his visit to Washington in September, when he becomes the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress and he offers the first canonization Mass to be celebrated in the United States.

Cuba, U.S. visit set to be a busy trip for Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Pope Francis’ itinerary while in Cuba and the United States confirms several highly-anticipated events including a special U.N. Summit and the canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra. He is also set to meet with groups he frequently prioritizes: homeless, prisoners, and migrants.