Religion: Saints

The Roman Catholic Church in England is proceeding industriously in the work of elevating 252 British martyrs to the rank of Saint.

In 1874 Cardinal Manning and the Roman Bishops of England petitioned the Pope to "introduce the cause" of 315 persons who had been executed for heresy in the reigns of Henry VIII, Elizabeth, James I (1509-1625). The Pope granted the honor of beatification (Sainthood) to 54 of them and as signed their general feast to May 4.

The remaining 261 were given the lower rank of "Venerable Servants of God." Later, 9 more were proved to be Saints and were...

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