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Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia are both in the Blessed category now, a stage before being canonised as saints.
Another "martyr" who was canonised is the Philippines's Pedro Calungsod, a young missionary who was hacked to death by hostile tribesmen along with a Jesuit priest on the island of Guam in 1672 while they were trying to convert locals to the Catholic faith.
He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1988 before the Vatican announced last February he would be canonised.
The cases of the five men being canonised Sunday began long before he became pope.
1888 - Emile Berliner gave the first demonstration of flat disc recording and reproduction before members of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia1920 - Joan of Arc was canonised.
He was canonised by Pope John Paul II in 1992 and this is the only time that his relics have left the shrine of Paray-le-Monial in the last 300 years.
Spanish priest Escriva is the 468th saint proclaimed by the Pope, who has now canonised more men and women in 24 years than his predecessors did in 400 years.
THE Pope yesterday canonised Father Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of the Catholic Church's secret society Opus Dei.
Pope John Paul II has canonised 455 saints in his period of office, more than all of the other popes put together.