Pope to Canonize 5 on Sunday

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 18, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will preside at a concelebrated Mass this Sunday with the participants in the Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist, which closes that day.

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During the ceremony, the Pope will canonize five saints. The five to be canonized saints are:

— Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, a Jesuit (1901-1952) of Chile.

— Two Ukrainians of Polish origin. One of them, Jozef Bilczewski (1860-1923) was archbishop of Lviv of the Latins. Zygmunt Gorazdowski (1845-1920) was a diocesan priest who belonged to the Lviv Archdiocese.

— Two Italians, Gaetano Catanoso and Felice Da Nicosia. Catanoso (1879-1963) was a priest of the Archdiocese of Reggio Calabria-Bova. He founded the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Veronica, Missionaries of the Holy Face.

Da Nicosia (1715-1787) was a lay member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins.

Sunday is also World Mission Day.

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