Pope Francis has called an Ordinary Public Consistory for a vote on several causes for canonization. The Consistory will take place on Saturday, 19 May. The Holy Father will preside at the celebration of Terce (Mid-Morning Prayer), with the Consistory following immediately. All Cardinals resident in Rome, or present in the City, are invited to take part.

During the Consistory, the Cardinals will consider the causes for canonization of six blesseds, including Paul VI, who reigned as Pope from 1963-1978; and Blessed Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, who was martyred while saying Mass in 1980.