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Theologians at Vatican move Fulton Sheen's cause closer to beatification


The possible miracle needed for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen took another step toward papal recognition Tuesday when a panel of theologians met at the Vatican, the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation announced.

As a normal part of the sainthood process, the theologians met to consider whether or not the promoters of Sheen's cause demonstrated that the proposed miracle -- the survival of a child delivered stillborn -- occurred after prayers for the intercession only of Sheen.

Pope appeals for peace in Iraq, announces plans to visit Albania


Pope Francis expressed his fears over increasing violence in Iraq and prayed for peace, security and reconciliation in the country.

He also announced he would be visiting Albania Sept. 21 to encourage the Catholic minority there and the people "who long suffered as a result of the ideologies of the past."



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