Pope Francis today officially announced the date for the canonization of Paul VI and Oscar Romero. Paul, of course, was the pope who oversaw the final three years of the Second Vatican Council and began to implement its reforms. And Romero was the Salvadoran archbishop murdered in 1980 while celebrating Mass.
Their canonization ceremony will take place in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 14, which comes in the midst of the Synod of Bishop’s summit on young people and the faith.
But, as Nicolas Senèze reports, these two well-known bishops are not the only people who will be declared saints on that day. Pope Francis will also raise a young layman from the early 19th century to “the glory of the altars.” The soon-to-be-declared saint is just one of many laypersons destined for canonization. Find out who they are.