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National prayer union for firefighters honors Denver's Black Catholic saint-to-be

Servant of God Julia Greeley has perhaps the most active cause among the six US Black Catholic saints-to-be, and a prayer union is her guild's latest initiative.

Black Catholic leaders speak out on Uvalde shooting

The latest US mass shooting occurred Tuesday in Texas, the worst since Sandy Hook in 2012. Black Catholics around the country—and the pope—have responded.

Report: Alleged miracles for sainthood cause of Venerable Augustus Tolton now under investigation

A number of miracles that could bring about the first-ever beatification of an African American are now being inspected by official investigators from Rome.

Catholic sculptor Edmonia Lewis to receive official US postage stamp

A new stamp from the US Postal Service will honor a Black Catholic sculptor who spent much of her career gaining accolades in Rome.

Campaign in support of African-American saint candidates sending first batch of letters to Rome

A letter-writing initiative to expedite the sainthood causes of African Americans is sending several hundred letters to the Holy See this week.

Black Catholic, first African American to cross the Atlantic, invited to Vatican for World AIDS Day

A noted HIV/AIDS activist from New York is headed to Rome later this week to commemorate a historic meeting with Pope St John Paul II.

In conference address, Pope Francis praises George Floyd protesters as 'collective Samaritans'

In a message to a global gathering of social justice activists, the Holy Father once again backed protests over the past year and a half for Black lives.
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