New Orleans, La., Aug 1, 2018 / 02:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Xavier University of Louisiana has announced a new initiative to unite groups working on the promotion of African American canonization causes.

A July 31 event at the university’s St. Katharine Drexel Chapel presented the project, which is being spearheaded by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago.

A resource center that will soon be constructed by the university’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies will compile and exhibit educational works about the lives of African Americans whose sainthood causes are open.

Xavier President Reynold Verret said the stories of these African Americans are important

Praise the Lord

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