Step toward sainthood for Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Pope Benedict XVI has approved the heroic virtues of U.S. Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the Vatican announced June 28, clearing the way for the advancement of his sainthood cause, reports Catholic News Service.

Among the others honoured in decrees announced the same day were the first prelate of Opus Dei, the Canadian and Irish-American founders of two orders of religious women, a priest murdered by the Sicilian Mafia, and 154 martyrs killed during the Spanish Civil War.

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