Among those beatified
were several whose causes were advanced by Villarroel, including alumni and faculty of UST and Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros-Beato Buenaventura Garcia Paredes and Companion Martyrs.
Pope Francis, who announced in January that Daswa would be beatified
, paid tribute in his regular Sunday address to the faithful in St Peter's square.
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis praised Sunday a Syriac Catholic bishop who has been beatified
in Lebanon, a century after he his beheading by Ottoman forces during a wave of religiously motivated killings in Syria.
A: Once a person is beatified
, there needs to be an official certification of a second miracle.
Last year Cardinal John Henry Newman was also beatified
during the Pope's historic visit to Birmingham.
THE Pope has approved a miracle attributed to the late Pope John Paul II and set May 1 as the date for him to be beatified
She was beatified
in 1929 by Pope Pius XI and canonised in 1970 by Pope Paul VI along with other martyrs from England and Wales.
If Tony Blair (most famous Anglican convert to Catholicism) is to be beatified
in 100 years time, he will have to do better than this for the Middle East.
A former Nobel Peace Prize winer, she died in 1997 and was beatified
by the Pope in 2003.
A group of Japanese Christians who were killed in the 17th century for refusing to renounce their religion have been beatified
in a ceremony in the city of Nagasaki officiated by a representative of Pope Benedict XVI
But Newman is slated to be beatified
by the Vatican next year, the final step toward canonization (pending an "intercession of the spirit").
The Vatican last year ruled that he should be beatified
- a step towards canonisation - as his life testified to "the love of God among Christians, Jews and Muslims