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 the Vatican.

The couple lived in France in the 19th century and were the 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).

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