Pope to declare Mariam Thresia as saint on October 13

Pope to declare Mariam Thresia as saint on October 13

The nun from Kerala, who belongs to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, will be canonized during a Mass along with John Henry Newman from England, Italian Josephine Vannini, Swiss Marguerite Bays and Brazilian Irm Dulce Pontes.

 
Pope Francis will declare Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, an Indian nun, a saint on October 13, her congregation said in Kochi on Tuesday.
 
The Pope has formally approved the canonization of Mariam Thresia, foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family, at an ordinary public consistory of cardinals on causes of canonization at the Vatican on July 1, it said.
 
He has decreed that the canonization will take place in St. Peters Square on October 13 this year, the congregation said.



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