Pope Benedict XVI will canonize 6 saints in a Vatican ceremony on October 17. Among the newly proclaimed saints will be Blessed Mary MacKillop, the first Australian native ever to be so honored; and Blessed André Bessette, the founder of St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal.
The canonizations were approved at an ordinary consistory (a meeting of all the cardinals currently in Rome) on February 19. Also scheduled for canonization on October 17 are:
Blessed Stanislao Soltys (1433- 1489), a Polish … [More]