Friday, August 10, 2012

South Africa proposes first saint

Benedict Daswa died a martyr for his stand against sorcery
Benedict Daswa.
Here's an article I wrote about about a faithful South African man who could become the country's first saint:
Benedict Daswa, a teacher, community leader, father, and faithful Catholic, was martyred 22 years ago for living his faith and refusing to participate in a village witch-hunt.
Renewed efforts to have Daswa canonized have coincided with Pope Benedict XVI's call for Africans to identify saints. The Diocese of Tzaneen concluded an exhaustive look into Daswa's life and death in 2009, and the Vatican might conclude its look into his cause by the end of the year.
No recent miracle has to be authenticated at this stage, as Daswa was martyred for his faith. However there are still many steps to be taken before he can be canonized.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave a comment about this post.

Rules for commenting

Posts and comments to The Busy Catholic must be marked by Christian charity and respect for the truth. They should be on topic and presume the good will of other contributors. Discussion should take place primarily from a faith perspective. We reserve the right to end discussion on any topic any time we feel the discussion is no longer productive.