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Pope Francis: The Saints Show Us How to Live in Communion With the Church

Bohumil PetrikL to R: Statues depict Jesuit Sts. Francis Xavier and Ignatius of Loyola, who were canonized 400 years ago. The statue of St. Francis Xavier is located at the Valdocco Complex in Turin, Italy, which includes the Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice (Basilica of Mary the Helper). The statue of St. Ignatius is located in St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Pope spoke at a March 12 Mass marking the 400th anniversary of the canonization of Sts. Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri and Isidore the Farmer from Madrid.