International News

Austrian bishops meet in Sarajevo to mark 100th anniversary of WWI end

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Zita Ballinger Fletcher, Catholic News Service 

The Austrian bishops' conference held its general assembly in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, sparking World War I.

World War I ended in 1918, and the meeting was part of the bishops' decision to designate 2018 as a ‘Year of Remembrance.’ During the meeting, they met with Bosnian bishops.

Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

Friday 9 March 2018

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service  
Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonisations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero.

At a meeting 6 March with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, Pope Francis signed decrees for the causes of 13 men and women – among them a pope, an archbishop, two young laywomen and a number of priests and nuns.