Vatican makes new rules for miracles in saint-making

September 23, 2016 4:18 PM

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VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has issued new rules for the process to determine if healings qualify as miracles for sainthood, including safeguards against possible financial abuses.

The rules, made public by the Holy See on Friday, deal with how a board of medical experts scrutinize potential miracles. They reflect Pope Francis' determination to ensure the sainthood process, which attracts donations by faithful for canonization candidates, is rigorous and avoids scandals.

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