The much anticipated Canonization Mass took place in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, October 14. The Holy Father officially declared seven men and women as new saints of the Church. The seven who were entered into the canon of saints were Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Óscar Romero, Fr. Vincenzo Romano, Fr. Francesco Spinelli, Mother Maria Katharina Kasper, Mother Nazaria Ignacia March Mesa, and Nunzio Sulprizio.
Here are the stories we covered on today's edition of Perspectives Daily:
- Pope Francis canonizes seven saints.
- Cardinal Wilfrid Napier speaks about the Synod of Bishops and Pope Francis.
- Two Chilean bishops accused of sexual abuse were officially dismissed from the clerical state.
- Cardinals Luis Tagle and Gérald Lacroix offer thankful and encouraging messages to the young people of the Church.
From the Vatican Media broadcast of the Canonization Mass on Oct. 14, which aired on Salt + Light TV.
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- Salt + Light: Canonization 2018. Take a look at our official Canonization 2018 page for additional information on all of our new saints or to watch a recording of the full Canonization Mass.
- Washington state's Supreme Court unanimously strikes down death penalty. This past week the Catholic bishops of Washington state applauded the unanimous decision of the state Supreme Court, striking down the death penalty as unconstitutional.
- Relics offer physical reminder that saints were real people, Pope says. Relics of the seven new saints that were canonized on October 14 were present at the Mass as reminders that the saints were flesh-and-blood people who lived holy lives.
- L’Arche founder Jean Vanier receives spiritual solidarity award. 90-year-old Jean Vanier, who founded L’Arche in 1964, was the recipient of the Spiritual Solidarity Award from Adyan, a foundation for interreligious studies and spiritual solidarity based in Lebanon.
- Pope Francis meets Polish President in the Vatican. On Monday, Pope Francis received President Andrzej Duda of Poland in a private audience at the Vatican. The meeting marked the 40th anniversary of the election of St. John Paul II, which will be celebrated on October 16.
- Religions that do not pursue peace are a contradiction, pope says. Religions, which are meant to build bridges, contradict their very nature if they stop pursuing the path of peace, Pope Francis said on October 14 as the international "Bridges of Peace" meeting was beginning.
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