10 October 2018, The Tablet

Nunzio Sulprizio – a compelling model for today’s young Catholics


 

Halfway through the synod on the challenges facing young people, on the same day as he will canonise Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero and four others, Pope Francis is to canonise a little-known Italian apprentice blacksmith whose life doesn’t seem to conform to any of our usual ideas of sainthood, writes Daniele Palmer.

Nunzio Sulprizio remains largely unheard of, even in central and southern Italy, where the relics and shrines of the saints are an obsession. 

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