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~ Saints of 2003 ~

In ten separate ceremonies (seven beatifications and three canonizations) during the year 2002, Pope John Paul II declared as blesseds or saints of the Catholic Church a total of 33 individuals.

beatification on 23 March at St. Peter’s Square

Bd. Batthyány- Strattmann László

Bd. María Caridad Brader

Bd. Pierre Bonhomme

Bd. Juana María Condesa Lluch

Bd. María Dolores Rodríguez Sopeña Ortega

beatification on 27 April at St. Peter’s Square

Bd. Giacomo Alberione

[Bd.] Maria Cristina Brando

can. 17 May 2015

Bd. Marco Cristofori from Aviano

[Bd.] Maria Domenica Mantovani

can. 15 May 2022

Bd. Eugenia Ravasco

[Bd.] Giulia Salzano

can. 17 October 2010

canonization on 04 May at Columbus Plaza, Madrid (Spain)

St. Ángela Guerrero González

St. Jose María Rubio Peralta

St. María de las Maravillas Pidal Chico de Guzmán


St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde

St. Genoveva Torres Morales


canonization on 18 May at St. Peter’s Square


St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli

St. Maria De Mattias

St. Urszula Ledóchowska

St. Józef Sebastian Pelczar


beatification on 06 June at Harbor Square, Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Bd. Marija Petković

beatification on 22 June at Petričevać Hill, near Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Bd. Ivan Merz

beatification on 14 September at Petržalka Square,  Bratislava (Slovakia)

Bd. Vasil’ Hopko

Bd. Zdenka Schelingová

canonization on 05 October at St. Peter’s Square

St. Daniele Comboni

St. Josef Freinademetz

St. Arnold Janssen

beatification on 19 October at St. Peter’s Square

[Bd.] Teresa of Calcutta

can. 4 September 2016

beatification on 09 November at St. Peter’s Square

Bd. Luigi Maria Monti

Bd. Valentinus Paquay

[Bd.] Bonifacia Rodríguez Castro

can. 23 October 2011

Bd. Rosalie Rendu

Bd. Juan Nepomuceno Zegrí Moreno



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