Three New Saints Were Apostles of the Americas

A little Triumphalism here, cobbled from Rome Reports and Vatican Information Services.

The Pope signed the decree for an “equivalent canonization,” recognizing them as saints of the Universal Church.

Vatican City, 3 April 2014 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he extended the liturgical cult of the following blesseds to the universal Church, inscribing them in the book of Saints:

  • Francois de Laval, French bishop of Quebec, Canada (1623-1708).
  • Jose de Anchieta, Spanish priest of the Society of Jesus (1534-1597).
  • María de la Encarnación (nee Marie Guyart), French (1599-1672).