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Consistory for the Canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis and other Blessed

Updated: Jun 27

Holy Father Francis will preside over the Ordinary Public Consistory for the canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis and other blessed this coming 1st of July.

The Cardinals resident or present in Rome on the day of the Consistory are requested to be present in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace.


A consistory is a formal meeting of the College of Cardinals. The pope can assemble them for a number of reasons. The most common reasons for a consistory is to create new cardinals.

Another is an ordinary consistory to vote on the causes of new saints, the last step before a formal canonization can take place.


Manuel Ruiz López and seven companions
Manuel Ruiz Lopez
Manuel Ruiz Lopez and Seven Companions

Born in 1804 in the province of Santander in Spain, Emmanuel joined the Franciscans with the hope of becoming a missionary. Ordained in 1831, following his request, he was sent to the Holy Land. There he had two spells of service. During the second, he was appointed guardian of Damascus in 1858 with a community of eight friars, six of whom were priests. A quarrel between a Maronite and a Druse in 1860 sparked atrocious rioting in which the Druses pillaged towns and massacred some 3,000 people, among them the Franciscan community at Damascus.

The other Franciscan martyrs were priests – Carmel Volta (aged 57), Engelbert Kolland (33), Nicanor Ascanio (46), Peter Soler (33), Nicholas Alberga (30) – and lay friars, Francis Pinazzo (58) and John James Fernandez (58). All were Spanish except Engelbert who was from the diocese of Salzburg in Austria. They were all beatified with three Maronite laymen; Francis, Abdel Moati and Raphael Massabki, by Pius XI in 1926.

Giuseppe Allamano
Guiseppe Allamano

He was an Italian Catholic priest who established the Consolata Missionaries for males and the Consolata Missionary Sisters for females. Allamano also served as the rector of the Santuario della Consolata and transformed the shrine into a source of spiritual renewal for the faithful.

He was beatified on 7 October 1990.

Marie-Léonie Paradis v

She was the founder of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family.

The miracle Pope Francis attributed to the religious sister involved the healing of a newborn baby girl who suffered from “prolonged perinatal asphyxia with multi-organ failure and encephalopathy” during her birth in 1986 at a hospital in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Elena Guerra

Founder of the Congregation of the Oblates of the Holy Spirit, known as the “Sisters of Saint Zita. ”

Pope Francis recognized a miracle attributed to Blessed Elena’s intercession that involved the healing of a man named Paulo in Uberlândia, Brazil, in 2010, after he fell from a tree and ended up in a coma with a serious brain injury. After undergoing a craniotomy and decompression surgery, the man’s situation worsened, and 10 days after his fall, there was a declaration of brain death, according to the Vatican.

Carlo Acutis
Carlo Acutis

A lay faithful, a gamer and a computer programmer who loved the Eucharist, he will be the Church’s first millennial saint.

Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Carlo Acutis paving the way for him to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

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