Ministers in Rome for new Dutch saint

Justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin and junior foreign affairs minister Frans Timmermans will be in Rome on Sunday for the canonisation of Karel Houben. Houben (1821-1893) was born in the Limburg village of Munstergeleen but spent much of his life in Ireland where he is credited with several miracles.

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