His Holiness Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians on Sunday, November 23, 2014.

Pope Francis read the canonization formula, proclaim the new saints:

Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the Indian founder of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, a Syro-Malabar Catholic order. Born in 1805, he died in 1871.

Euphrasia Eluvathingal, a member of the Carmelites founded by St. Chavara. She lived 1877-1952.


This event was celebrated throughout world. The diocese of Ahmedabad also celebrated. Please see below the report in “Gujarat Samachar”  



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