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Canonization date for Popes John XXIII, John Paul II will be made public next Monday

Catholic World News - September 23, 2013

The date for the canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be set on next Monday, September 30, the Vatican press office has confirmed.

The press office announced on September 23 that an ordinary consistory—a meeting of all the cardinals present in Rome—will be held on September 30 for the canonizations. At that consistory Pope Francis is expected to announce the date of the ceremony.

The September 30 date was already well known. In July, during a conversation with reporters who accompanied him on his apostolic trip to Brazil for World Youth Day, Pope Francis had mentioned that date, saying that the timing of the canonization ceremonies would be fixed by that time. More recently, in an August appearance in Rimini, Italy, Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said that the canonization date would be announced on September 30.

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