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New saints to be canonized May 12

CWN - February 12, 2013

At a consistory held on February 11, Pope Benedict XVI approved plans for the canonization of several new saints:

The canonizations will take place on May 12.

The announcement of the impending canonizations—which had been expected—was thoroughly overshadowed when Pope Benedict shocked the consistory by informing the assembled cardinals of his intention to resign.

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