Before the consecration the priest will often mention these courageous popes.
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The first list highlights the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, and the 12 apostles. Then the priest will proceed to recite the names of a number of saints who are not well known by most Christians.
Who are these saints? The initial group of saints mentioned after the apostles include five martyred popes.
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