Vatican confirms meeting of cardinals to approve new saints

You heard it here first! The Vatican today confirmed that, at the end of the Feb. 18 consistory, Benedict will hold a special session for all the cardinals to approve the canonization of new saints, including Blesseds Marianne Cope of Molokai and Kateri Tekakwitha. Such approval is needed before dates can be set for their canonizations.

Catholic News Service first reported this Feb. 2. Read about this announcement, as well as the upcoming consistory at which Pope Benedict will create new cardinals, here.

Blesseds Kateri Tekakwitha and Marianne Cope of Molokai. (CNS photo)

9 Responses

  1. We pray for the cardinals to be!

  2. Blessings to the Cardinals.

  3. The only approval at this point is that of the Holy Father, PBXVI. All other phases have been completed. It is the Pope who needs to approve these (not any Cardinals, let alone newly minted ones) new saints. Check out your facts before writing your blog.

  4. Does any one know how much a canonization costs the religious community. The reason they are done in groups now is so the expense can be shared among the religious community.Many congregations can’t afford to enter the long process.

  5. Canonizations have always involved major costs. Hence, only organized groups with money available can promote causes. This definitely explains the paucity of laity in the roster of the saints.

  6. two new great saints

  7. Why isn’t Blessed Joseph Vaz the greatest missionary in theEast, = Apostle of Sri Lanka still not made a Saint. Is it because Sri Lanka is a third world country and cannot afford the costs involved in making him a Saint?

  8. That’s a good question. I sure don’t know why. ayou need to send an email to the bishop of your diocese and ask that. I have never heard of him, but I will look him up for sure. I don’t think it has any thing to do with third world countries. Many blesseds come from Africa, Vietnam, etc.

  9. Its a wonderfuly job to give people hope and courage via gospal

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