Photos from the Raleigh opening of Father Thomas Price’s cause for canonization

Bishop Michael Burbidge, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, signs documents opening the Cause for canonization of Father Thomas Price. Father James Garneau, Episcopal Delegate, and Msgr Jerry Sherba, Chancellor of the Diocese, oversee his signature. Photo by Frank Morock.

Last Friday (March 9), the cause for canonization of the late Father

Bishop Peter J. Jugis, Diocese of Charlotte; Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Diocese of Raleigh; Reverend Edward M. Dougherty, Superior General of Maryknoll; and Right Reverend Placid Solari, Abbot of Belmont following the Prayer Service that opened the Cause for Father Price. Photo by Frank Morock.

Thomas F. Price, the first ordained priest in North Carolina, a Wilmington native and a co-founder of the Maryknoll Society was opened at a ceremony in Raleigh.

Vatican dignitaries and officials from the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh

attended, to enact the research phase of Price’s cause.

– Amanda Greene

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