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Pope Francis announces Consistory for vote on canonizations

Cardinals will vote on proceeding with the canonizations of six blesseds

By Vatican News

Pope Francis has called an Ordinary Public Consistory for a vote on several causes for canonization. The Concistory will take place on Saturday, 19 May.

The Holy Father will preside at the celebration of Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer), with the Consistory following immediately. All Cardinals resident in Rome, or present in the City, are invited to take part.

During the Consistory, the Cardinals will consider the causes for canonization of six blesseds, including Paul VI, who reigned as Pope from 1963-1978; and Blessed Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, who was martyred while saying Mass in 1980.

The other blesseds whose causes are being considered are:

 - Francesco Spinelli, diocesan priest, founder of the Institute of Sisters Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament

 - Vincenzo Romano, diocesan priest

 - Maria Katharina Kasper, virgin, foundress of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

 - Nazaria of Saint Teresa of Jesus (née Nazaria Ignacia March Mesa), virgin, foundress of the Missionaries of the Crusade

03 May 2018, 15:10