Pope Francis announces plan to canonizing Father Solanus Casey

- Breaking news from the Vatican.

Pope Francis has announced plans to start the steps of canonizing a Detroit priest.

The Archdiocese of Detroit said Pope Francis has announced the beatification of Father Solanus Casey.

This is a significant step toward canonization as a saint.

Father Casey was part of the Capuchin Franciscan order of St. Joseph and one of the founders of Detroit's capuchin soup kitchen.

Casey died in 1957.

He was 86-years-old.

 

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