Pope Francis is scheduled to hold an Ordinary Public Consistory on May 3 at 10am, marking the last step in the canonization of Bl. Charles de Foucauld.
The consistory will be held after the mid-morning prayer, from the Liturgy of the Hours, according to the Vatican.
The canonizations of seven beatified men and women will have to be approved by the cardinals through a vote.
The consistory will be held at the consistory hall in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace and only cardinals residing in Rome will be allowed to take part.
Anglican convert and theologian St. John Henry Newman was the last person to be canonized before the pandemic struck.
The canonization cause of Bl. Charles de Foucauld, a French missionary killed in 1916 in Algeria was approved by Pope Francis in May 2020.
Cardinals will also vote on the canonization of Devasahayam Pillai from India, the foundress of the Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of Loano Bl. Maria Francesca di Gesù, and the co-foundress and first general superior of the Institute of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family Bl. Maria Domenica Mantovani.
Others include Bl. César de Bus, Bl. Luigi Maria Palazzolo, and Bl. Giustino Maria Russolillo.