Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs


Father Augustus Tolton, the first recognized U.S. diocesan priest of African descent, is pictured in an undated photo. Pope Francis advanced his sainthood June 11 by recognizing that he lived a life of heroic virtue. (CNS photo/courtesy of Archdiocese of Chicago Archives and Records Center) See POPE-CAUSES-TOLTON June 12, 2019.