How is it not news? Father Seraphim, though not yet a saint, lived a pious life and contributed to American Orthodoxy. His body did not see corruption and after his death, some claimed he smelled of roses. There have also been miracles attributed to him by those who have prayed to him. Some of the breakaway ROCOR groups have already canonized him a Saint. In mainstream Orthodoxy, he is awaiting Glorification by the Holy Synod. This is why it's news. Blessed Father Seraphim pray for us sinners!