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LIVE – Canonization of Charles de Foucauld: follow the celebration

⇒ 9:30 a.m. [EXPLICATION] The reasons for the canonization of Charles de Foucauld

Canonization requires three conditions: to have been dead for at least five years, to have led an exemplary Christian life and to have performed at least two miracles.

After recovering from cancer in 1984, a second miracle was attributed to Charles de Foucauld by the Vatican: the story of a young carpenter from Saumur (central France), who survived a fall of 15 in 2016. meters on a bench, despite a pierced abdomen. If the miracle did not convert him, he now knows the figure of the new saint well.

The process for the beatification of Charles de Foucauld, who was assassinated in 1916 in Tamanrasset, in the Algerian desert south, began in the 1930s. “blessed” in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI. The figure of the new saint has not always been unanimous and his cause for canonization was, for a time, suspended.

⇒ 09:20 [VIDÉO] Today’s issues

Tens of thousands of people are expected in Rome for the canonization of Charles de Foucauld this Sunday. Our correspondent at the Vatican, Loup Besmond de Senneville, explains the issues of this day.

⇒ 09 h 10 [PORTRAIT] who was Charles de Foucauld ?

Born in 1858 in Strasbourg, Charles Eugène de Foucauld led a dissolute life as an officer before devoting himself to a life of faith and evangelization, first among the Trappist monks in Syria and Palestine, then as a hermit among the Tuaregs. in the Algerian Sahara at the beginning of the XXand century.

Soldier, explorer, monk, hermit, missionary, linguist and friend of the Tuareg people in the Sahara… The astonishing career of Charles de Foucauld, the “universal brother”, was tested in the deserts, both interior and geographical.

⇒ 09:00 [DÉROULÉ] Beginning of the canonization mass at 10 a.m.

The famous desert hermit Charles de Foucauld will be proclaimed ” Holy “ by the pope this Sunday, May 15 in Rome.

Tens of thousands of faithful from all over the world are expected in St. Peter’s Square in Rome to attend the canonization mass which will begin at 10 a.m., including delegations from Africa, family members and religious orders. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin will lead the French delegation.

Nine other figures of the Catholic Church will be canonized. Among them, César de Bus (1544-1607), Provençal priest and founder of the Congregation of the Fathers of Christian Doctrine and Sister Marie Rivier (1768-1838), teacher who was particularly involved in the religious education of the youngest and founder of the order of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary.

Hello everyone and welcome to this live dedicated to the canonization of Charles de Foucauld which takes place this Sunday, May 15 at the Vatican.