The former pope was fast-tracked for canonization immediately after his death. But a tarnished legacy in dealing with the church’s sex abuse scandals has left critics to wonder whether it was too fast.
A new report about a disgraced former cardinal had the potential to implicate three separate papacies in scandal.
Carlo Acutis, who died at 15 in 2006 and was an early adopter of the internet, was beatified over the weekend, putting him on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis has credited a 2015 miracle to the Rev. Michael J. McGivney, a Connecticut priest who died in 1890 during an outbreak that researchers now believe may have been caused by a coronavirus.