Pope Benedict to ordain 19 new priests

.- One week after canonizing five new saints for the Church, Pope Benedict XVI will preside over the priestly ordination of 19 deacons, as the Church celebrates the fourth week of Easter.

The ordination ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 3 at nine o'clock in the morning at St. Peter's basilica.

Concelebrating with the Holy Father will be the Vicar of Rome, Cardinal Agostino Vallini; bishops and auxiliary bishops from the Diocese of Rome. The superiors of the respective seminaries and parish priests of those being ordained will also be present.


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