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Vatican Authorizes Opening of Cause for Canonization for 13-Year-Old Filipina Girl

Credit: Diocese of Laoag/Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
The Vatican on March 16, 2024, determined that nothing prevents the opening of the cause for canonization of Niña Ruiz-Abad, a 13-year-old girl who died in 1993 in the Philippines and whose grave has become a place of pilgrimage.

If the Filipina girl is declared a saint, she will be one of the youngest in history.