Pope Francis on March 10, 2019, noted the proclamation of nine new blesseds on March 9, 2019, in Oviedo, Spain. The Holy Father’s comments came after praying the noonday Angelus with the crowds in St. Peter’s Square.
“Proclaimed Blessed yesterday at Oviedo, in Spain, were seminarians Angelo Cuartas and eight martyred companions, killed out of hatred of the faith at a time of religious persecution,” the Pope said. “These young aspirants to the priesthood loved the Lord so much, as to follow Him on the Way of the Cross. May their heroic witness help seminarians, priests, and Bishops to keep themselves limpid and generous, to serve faithfully the Lord and the Holy People of God.”