Petition for support for Beatification of John Bradburne

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There are 3 stages for someone to become a Saint within the Catholic Church:
  1. A detailed look at the life and work of the candidate leading them being declared ‘Servant of God’ and the ‘Venerable’.
  2. Investigation of any alleged miracles, leading to Beatification.
  3. Further investigation of miracles, leading to Sainthood and Canonisation.


A cause is a lengthy process, carried out by several levels within the church and can take many years.  Each step involves the involvement and approval of the candidate’s home diocese, theologians and the Congregation for the Causes of Saints ( a panel of cardinals, bishops and others) before the approval is granted by the Pope.

The cause of John Bradburne is based in the Diocese of Harare, Zimbabwe where John spent his final years working.  It is being coordinated by Archbishop Ndlovu, Dr Enrico Solinas and Father Mgcini Moyo.

On 1 July 2019 the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome issued a formal nihil obstat for the cause of  John Bradburne’s beatification to be started.  The cause was officially launched on 5th September 2019 at Mutemwa by the Archbishop of Harare, Archbishop Ndlovo, along with 400 clergymen and 15,000 devotees watching the ceremony.
We need your support to help push John’s cause forward.  Please show your support by signing the below petition and if you would like to help distribute information to your parishes, friends and families, please contact us on 07979 187 498

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