Pope Francis approves beatification of Father Stanley Francis Rother

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr and priest born in the United States to receive this official recognition from the Vatican! And of course the first from Oklahoma!

The Vatican made the announcement Dec. 2. The recognition of his martyrdom clears the way for his beatification.

For more information on Father Rother, click here.