Pope John Paul II to be a Saint

CNN: The Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced Friday. Pope Francis signed the decree Friday morning, the Vatican said. John Paul was pope from 1978 until his death in 2005, and was in a way the first rock star pontiff, drawing vast crowds as he…

St Benedict

St Benedict of Nursia is the Saint of the Day. Girded with a faith, and the performance of good works, let us follow in Christ’s path by the guidance of the Gospel; then we shall deserve to see him “who has called us into his kingdom.” If we wish to attain a dwelling place in…

South Africa May Get First Saint

Johannesburg – The Catholic Church will soon consider whether a South African man killed over 20 years ago should be proclaimed blessed – the first step towards sainthood – according to a Sunday Times report. The man would be the first saint to be recognised from South Africa, the weekly asserted. Bendict Daswa, a businessman and…