September 25, 2018

Pope Francis set to declare 35 new saints (PremiumTimes)

Pope Francis set to declare 35 new saints (PremiumTimes)

Pope Francis will declare 33 martyrs and two others from Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Italy, as the Catholic Church’s new saints on Sunday at a Canonization Mass in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square.

They include 30 so-called “Martyrs of Natal”, including priests and lay people, who were killed in 1645 in a wave of anti-Catholic persecution by Dutch Calvinists in Natal, Brazil.

Another group of three indigenous martyrs from Mexico – Cristobal, Antonio and Juan – known as the “Child Martyrs of Tlaxcala” will also be canonized. Read more

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