Rome Newsroom, Aug 27, 2022 / 08:34 am
A renowned Italian priest and bishop dedicated to evangelization and teaching the Catechism will be declared a saint of the Catholic Church on Oct. 9.
At the consistory on Saturday, Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, announced that the pope set Oct. 9 as the date for the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini together with Blessed Artemide Zatti.
Pope Francis previously approved the canonizations in a degree promulgated on May 21, 2022, with a dispensation from the requirement for a second miracle in the case of Scalabrini.
A native of the Italian region of Lombardy, Scalabrini (1839-1905) was ordained a priest in 1863 and made bishop of Piacenza in 1876.