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Benedict XVI to participate in beatification of Spanish martyrs

.- Pope Benedict XVI will participate in the concluding rites of the beatification of a group of Spanish martyrs this Saturday at St. Peter’s Basilica.

According to Vatican Radio, the Pope will be present at the end of the beatification of Sister Maria de los Angeles Ginard Marti of the Congregation of the Zealous Sisters of Eucharistic Adoration; Fathers Josep Tápies, Pascual Araguás Guardia, Silvestre Arnau Pascuet, José Boher Foix, Francisco Castell Brenuy and Pedro Martret Moles, of Spain, and Father Jose Juan Perot Juanmarti of France, all of the Diocese of Urgell.

At the request of the Holy Father, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, will preside at the Mass and read the apostolic letter of beatification decreed by the Pope.

After venerating the relics of the new blesseds, Pope Benedict XVI will address those present and impart the Apostolic Blessing.

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