“At the end of this celebration, I wish to greet all of you who have come to pay homage to the new saints”
No such thing as a physically dead, new saint. All Christians are saints from the moment they entrust themselves to Christ’s completed work.
Nice these departed saints are finally recognized as saints though - assuming they were saints on earth.
**A special moment especially for those who care about the defense of the sanctity of human life will be Evangelium Vitae Day, which will take place here in the Vatican, in the context of the Year of Faith, on 15 and 16 June.**