Sunday, May 04, 2003

Pope creates new Spanish saints

"Pope John Paul II has created five Spanish saints at an open-air mass in Madrid attended by up to one million worshippers. "We inscribe them in the book of the saints, and establish that in all the church they be devoutly honoured among the saints," the pontiff told the crowd. The ceremony honoured two priests and three nuns - all 20th Century Spaniards admired for their work with the poor. They include Pedro Poveda, a priest murdered in 1936 during the opening days of the Spanish Civil War...">>Full story...

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