Two New Doctors of the Church: Saint Hildegard and Saint John of Avila

Pope Benedict XVI recently named two new doctors of the Church. Both were already recognized as saints by the Catholic Church. The two new doctors are Saint Hildegard of Bingen and Saint John of Avila. While the two were already considered saints of the Catholic Church becoming a doctor of the Church makes them part of a much smaller group. There are many saints, but only 35 of those saints are considered doctors. These two are now doctors of the Church because their doctrines have benefited the community very much.

To learn more about the two new doctors of the Church check out this article titled, “Meet the Church’s Two New Doctors” featured on Catholic Exchange.