Pope to hold consistory July 1 on canonization of Carlo Acutis, others

By Catholic News Service

         VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Although Pope Francis usually takes the month of July off — 
except for leading the recitation of the Angelus on Sundays —
he will hold a consistory with cardinals in Rome July 1 for the final approval
of the canonization of several sainthood candidates, according to the master
of papal liturgical ceremonies. In late May, the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints said Pope Francis would be convoking
the meeting of cardinals to vote on approving the canonizations of Blessed Carlo Acutis,
an Italian teen and computer whiz; Blessed Giuseppe Allamano, founder of the Consolata Missionaries; eight
Franciscan friars and three Maronite laymen who were martyred in Syria in 1860; Canada-born
Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis, founder of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family; and Blessed Elena
Guerra, an Italian nun who founded the Oblates of the Holy Spirit. The date or dates for the canonizations could be announced during the ceremony.
The July 1 appointment for the consistory was among the events listed on the pope's schedule
for June through September and published June 3 by Archbishop Diego Ravelli, master of papal
liturgical ceremonies. Events or even trips that do not include a Mass or prayer service are
not included on the archbishop's list. The schedule begins with the celebration of a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica June 29, the feast of
Sts. Peter and Paul. During the Mass, the pope will bless the palliums, woolen stoles worn by the
heads of archdioceses, and give them to archbishops named in the past year. Pope Francis will travel to Trieste in northern Italy July 7.

Antonia Salzano Acutis, mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis, prays
in the shrine dedicated to her son at St. Dominic Church in
Brick, N.J., Oct. 1, 2023, the day it was dedicated by Bishop
David M. O'Connell of Trenton, N.J. Pope Francis formally
recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed
Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager whose birth in 1991
will make him the first "millennial" to become a saint.
OSV News photo/Mike Ehrmann, Diocese of Trenton

         He will visit Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste e Singapore Sept. 2-13.

         And he will travel again Sept. 26-29, visiting Luxembourg and Belgium.