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Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating the canonisation Mass of St Teresa of Kolkata (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Medical experts will no longer be paid in cash and a two-thirds majority will be required to approve miracles

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Five people, including Blessed Elizabeth, will be declared saints on October 16

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

The consistory on June 20 is scheduled to approve the canonisations of four men and one woman, including Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Candles with an image of St Mary Magdalene at a church in Illinois (CNS)

The change reflects St Mary Magdalene’s status as the ‘apostle to the apostles’ and a witness to God’s mercy

Guillotine souvenirs (AP)

Blessed Solomon was executed after the state suppressed the Catholic Church

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, who died in 1906, is likely to be declared a saint this year

A man reaches for the box containing the mortal remains of Padre Pio (AP)

Perhaps an unwillingness to consider such devotions highlights a lack of humility

The deeply pious Henry VI died in the Tower of London on May 21, 1471 (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

King Henry VI may not be a canonised saint but the miracles attributed to his intercession are legion

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis was speaking during morning Mass on Tuesday

St Peter's Square (CNS)

New Vatican book: Five key claims

Merchants in the Temple by Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi features claims over canonisation Causes, property valuations and a break-in