Pope approves canonization of Blessed Henry Newman on Oct. 13
Pope Francis will declare Blessed John Henry Newman, the 19th-century British cardinal, a saint Oct. 13.
The British theologian will be canonized during a Mass at the Vatican along with a Swiss laywoman, an Indian nun, an Italian nun and a nun known as the “Mother Teresa of Brazil.”
The date for the canonization Mass was announced July 1 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters of sainthood causes that formally ends the sainthood process.
Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic News Service
Cardinal Newman’s canonization also comes as Newman Theological College in Edmonton celebrates its 50th anniversary.