Sep 9, 2019

Blessed John Henry Newman to be Canonized on October 13

Vatican City (National Catholic Register)—Pope Francis has formally approved the canonizations of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman and four other blesseds, and decreed that these canonizations will take place in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 13.

The Holy Father made the announcement at a July 1 ordinary public consistory of cardinals on causes of canonization at the Vatican.

The news follows an announcement in February that the Holy Father had formally approved a miracle attributed to Blessed John Henry’s intercession and that a date of the canonization would be forthcoming.

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