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Church in Milan marks 400th anniversary of canonization of St. Charles Borromeo

Catholic World News - November 04, 2010

As the Church in Milan celebrates the 400th anniversary of the canonization of St. Charles Borromeo, Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message to Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi paying tribute to the great saint’s influence as a reformer within the Church.

"The time in which Charles Borromeo lived was a very delicate one for Christianity," the Pope remarked. In his effort to reform the Church, the Pontiff continued, St. Charles—who was Archbishop of Milan from 1560 to 1584—“did not limit himself to deploring and condemning, nor simply to expressing hope that others would change; rather, he began to reform his own life.”

St. Charles Borromeo was canonized on November 1, 1610. The Pope’s message for the 400th anniversary of that date was made public by the Vatican on November 4.

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