Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain, is inviting the faithful to make a pilgrimage to Rome and attend the Oct. 7 ceremony in which Pope Benedict XVI will declare St. John of Avila a doctor of the Church.
“I invite all of you who can to make an effort to come and live this great event in Rome, together with the Pope, whom we thank for this great honor he is granting us before the entire Church. Dear priests, he is one of ours!” the bishop said in a message released Aug. 31.
Bishop Fernandez noted that, during the same ceremony, Benedict XVI will also declare St. Hildegard of Germany a doctor of the Church.
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