July 22, 2018 – Teenager to be canonised during youth synod


During an ordinary public consistory on July 19, Pope Francis announced that he would declare Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio a saint the same day he will canonise Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others. An ordinary public consistory is a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters of sainthood causes that formally ends the sainthood process.

Sulprizio was born on April 13, 1817, in the Abruzzo region near Pescara. Both of his parents died when he was an infant and his maternal grandmother, who raised him, died when he was nine.

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