Pontiff canonizes 35 saints (Vatican Radio) The new saints include 30 Natal martyrs, slain by Dutch Calvinists in Brazil; 3 child martyrs of Tlaxcala, Mexico; St. Faustino Miguez, a Spanish Piarist priest; and St. Angelo da Acri, an Italian Capuchin Franciscan priest. Click here for the Pope’s homily and here for the Vatican YouTube video of the Mass.
Ex-president of Vatican-owned hospital convicted of abuse of office (Reuters) The Vatican trial for misappropriation of the Bambino Gesù Foundation’s funds concluded on 10/14. Giuseppe Profiti, the hospital’s former president, received a 1-year suspended sentence for diverting funds to renovate the apartment of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s former Secretary of State. The hospital’s treasurer, also on trial, was acquitted.
Papal audiences (10/14) (Vatican Press Office) Pope Francis received, in separate audiences, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, the apostolic nuncio in Ireland, the apostolic nuncio in Panama, members of the Emperor Karl League for Prayers for Peace Among Nations, and members of the Vincentian family.
Cameroon bishops decry violence against the faithful (Fides) As government forces clash with an Anglophone secessionist movement, the faithful “were pursued into their houses—some arrested, some maimed and some, including defenseless teenagers and elderly persons, were simply shot to death, some from helicopters,” said the bishops, and some “were teargassed as they came out of Mass.”
Vatican prelate reflects on Pope's remarks on death penalty (Vatican Radio) The president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization said that the Pope’s recent remarks on the death penalty are in line with the teaching of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. Nonetheless, “Pope Francis said something more, because he said that when we have a voluntary suppression of a human life, this is against the Gospel itself.”