Pope Francis Declares Sainthood for ‘Father of Migrants’

  • Pope Francis canonized a 19th-century bishop known as “the father of migrants” on Sunday in light of immigration besetting politics in Italy and abroad.
  • During an outdoor mass outside St. Peter’s Square, the National Catholic Register reported, the pope declared Scalabrini a saint.
  • After the Gospel was chanted, the pope proclaimed that the two new saints can intercede to “help us to walk together without walls of division and to cultivate that nobility of soul so pleasing to God, which is gratitude.”