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St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius of Loyola and Blessed Peter Faber are shown in an icon (CNS)

Pope Francis is expected to make Blessed Peter Faber a saint

John Paul II was beatified on May 1 2011 (CNS)

Polish pope could be canonised on 35th anniversary of his election

Pope Paul VI (Photo: PA)

The Italian pope, who reigned from 1963 to 1978, will now be known as ‘Venerable’

Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough was a member of the Bridgettines, nicknamed 'the hot cross bun nuns'

File on Mother Riccarda is sent to the Vatican to be studied by historians and theologians

A statue of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha outside the Kateri Shrine in Fonda, New York (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict XVI advances Causes of 20 men and women and recognises 64 martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

Pope’s entourage will help him meet challenges of trip

Martyrs were killed during Spanish Civil War

A martyred Polish priest was praised for standing against the oppressive forces of Communism when he defended human rights in his sermons during a beatification Mass