Husband and wife become saints - level 2

Husband and wife become saints - level 2

23-10-2015 07:00

A husband and wife became saints on the same day for the first time in history. They were canonised by the pope at a synod in Vatican.

The couple lived in France in the 19th century and were parents of five daughters. All of the daughters later became nuns. The most respected one is Saint Therese of Lisieux.

The synod is focused on how the church can be a better minister to modern families, including gay Catholics.

Difficult words: canonise (to make a dead person a saint), synod (an important meeting of church members), nun (a member of a group of religious women who live only for the god), minister to (help).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

How to improve your English with News in Levels:



  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.