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Saints risk all for love of Jesus pope says at canonisation Mass

VATICAN (CNS): Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognised them, along with five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.
 
Thousands of pilgrims from the new saints’ home countries—Italy, El Salvador, Spain and Germany—were joined by tens of thousands of others on October 14 in St. Peter’s Square to celebrate the universal recognition of the holiness of men and women they already knew were saints.
 

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Six new saints as the synod progresses

VATICAN (Agencies): During the 2007 assembly of the conference of Latin American bishops in Aparecida, Brazil, a priest asked Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, what he thought about the slain Bishop Oscar Romero. Bergoglio reportedly said that “to me (Romero) is a saint and a martyr … If I were pope, I would have already canonised him.” Now he is the pope and he will do so on October 14.
 

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Proposal to canonise Romero in El Salvador

WASHINGTON (CNS): A recent editorial in the April 22 issue of Orientacion, the weekly publication of the Archdiocese of San Salvador, proposed that the canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romero should be held in El Salvador around World Youth Day, which will take place in January 2019 in nearby Panama.
 

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Pope Paul VI Archbishop Romero up for sainthood

VATICAN (CNS and SE): Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonisations of Blessed Pope Paul VI and Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero at a meeting on March 6 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
 
He recognised a miracle attributed to Blessed Paul, who, according Pietro Cardinal Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment. 
 

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Saint Brother Solomon

The canonisation of De La Salle Brother Solomon Leclercq has brought great joy to the whole Lasallian Family in Hong Kong. 

Each La Salle school made good use of a resource package produced by the brothers to put the story of the saint across and stress the values he upheld during his lifetime.

The main celebration was a Thanksgiving Mass held on October 22 in the chapel at St. Joseph’s College in Central. 

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Tightening canonisation

Vatican (SE): The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has announced there will be new rules governing the role of medical boards investigating miracle cures in the beatification and canonisation processes.

They strengthen requirements for acceptance of authenticity and set stricter standards for the documentation of payment to experts.

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Saint of the Poor continues to inspire

HONG KONG (SE): A large crowd gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on September 4 to hear Pope Francis proclaim Mother Teresa of Kolkata a tireless worker of mercy, describing her as an icon of God’s love, as he declared the woman who has become known as the Saint of the Poor a saint of the Catholic Church.

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Mother Teresa to be canonised

VATICAN (SE): On March 15, at a ceremony in the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace presided over by Pope Francis, it was formally declared that Mother Teresa of Kolkata, along with four others is to be canonised a saint.

 

The Vatican Information Service announced that José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, from Argentina, is among them.

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