Thomas Price was the first North Carolina man to become a Catholic priest, and now he may become a saint in the church.
The push to make a Wilmington-born priest a saint officially begins Friday in Raleigh. Members of the Vatican will help begin the canonization process of Wilmington native Thomas Price.
A Wilmington-born priest may be declared a saint in the coming years. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh recently announced it will begin the process to canonize Father Thomas Price. But what does it take to be acknowledged as a saint?