Also canonized on October 21 will be: Jacques Berthieu, a French Jesuit; Pedro Calungsod, a Filipino lay catechist and martyr; Giovanni Battista Piamarta, an Italian priest; Maria del Carmen (nee Maria Salles y Barangueras), the Spanish foundress of the Conceptionist Missionary Sisters of Teaching; and Anna Schaffer, a German lay woman.
Canonization ceremonies are regularly scheduled at consistories: meetings of the College of Cardinals. Ordinarily the consistories that give formal approval for such matters include only those cardinals who are present in Rome at the time. For the October 21 canonizations, however, the public consistory was held immediately following the elevation of 22 new cardinals on February 18, and included nearly all of the members of the College of Cardinals. Catholic World news: Feb 22nd.
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