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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before his upcoming birthday

April 13, 2017. Vatican releases statement that the pope visited Benedict XVI yesterday.

Priest from US Civil War declared Venerable by Pope


Benedict XVI has signed a decree by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints declaring he lived a life of heroic virtue.  

At the age of 79 he began fundraising for the construction of Our Lady of Victory Basilica.  Pope Pius XI raised it to the status of a minor basilica calling it a “masterpiece.”

Father Baker worked in a number of charitable organizations including an orphanage, a protectory for young adolescents, and a hospital.