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Five new blesseds approved by Pope Benedict XVI

.- The Catholic Church is set to welcome four new blesseds from various parts of Europe and one saintly woman from Israel during October and November.

The announcement that Pope Benedict XVI has approved the beatification of the three men and two women was made today by the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.

The Servants of God who will be declared Blessed by the Church are:

Servant of God Eustachio Kugler (ne Joseph), German professed religious of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God: at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 4 in the cathedral of Regensburg, Germany.

Servant of God Ciriaco Maria Sancha y Hervas, Spanish cardinal and archbishop, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cardinal Sancha, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 18 in the cathedral of Toledo, Spain.

Servant of God Carlo Gnocchi, Italian diocesan priest and founder of the "Pro Juventute" Foundation: at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 25 in the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy.

Servant of God Zoltan Lajos Meszlenyi, Hungarian bishop and martyr: at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, October 31 in the cathedral of Esztergom, Hungary.

Servant of God Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas (nee Soultaneh Maria), co- foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem: at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday, November 22, Solemnity of Christ the King, in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel.

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