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I heard that St. Joseph was added to the Eucharistic Prayers by Pope Francis. How is a saint added?

BY The Editors

July 14-27, 2013 Issue | Posted 7/9/13 at 10:12 AM

 

The Vatican issues a decree in order to add a saint to the prayers.

On June 19, Vatican Radio reported, "In the first decree of a liturgical nature of this pontificate, Pope Francis has decided that the name of St. Joseph should be added to the Eucharistic Prayers II, III and IV, as they appear in the third typical edition of the Roman Missal, after the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary."

Eucharistic Prayer II states: "that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her spouse, with the blessed apostles."
 

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