Pope Francis to canonize first married couple in modern times, parents French saint

October 18, 2015 7:04 AM

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Pope Francis to canonize first married couple in modern times, parents French saint

Pope Francis, center, delivers his blessing at the end of a meeting marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Synod of Bishops, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) (The Associated Press)

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis will canonize the Catholic Church's first married couple in modern times on Sunday, declaring the parents of the beloved St. Therese of Lisieux saints in their own right.

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