5 to Be Beatified in October-November

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 8, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI has approved the beatification of five people in October and November, one of whom will be beatified in his former diocese of Regensburg.

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The list was announced today by Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.

Those who will be beatified are:

— Eustachio Kugler (born Joseph), a German professed religious of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God. His beatification will take place Oct. 4 in Regensburg, Germany.

— Ciriaco María Sancha y Hervás, a Spanish cardinal and archbishop, who founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cardinal Sancha. He will be beatified Oct. 18 in Toledo, Spain.

— Carlo Gnocchi, an Italian diocesan priest and founder of the “Pro Juventute” Foundation. He will be beatified Oct. 25 in Milan, Italy.

— Zoltan Lajos Meszlenyi, a Hungarian bishop and martyr. He will be beatified Oct. 31 in Esztergom, Hungary.

— Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas (born Soultaneh Maria), co- founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem. She will be beatified Nov. 22, solemnity of Christ the King, in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

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