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St Damien De Veuster on his deathbed on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in 1889 (CNS)

Holiness is not to be sneered at

Why do critics spend so much time scolding the saintly?

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope makes comments in homily at Domus Sanctae Marthae

The Solemnity of All Saints: Revelation 7:2-4 & 9-14; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

GK Chesterton: 'a giant, spiritually as well as physically' (Photo: PA)

He was nothing like our traditional idea of what a saint is like: but his time has come