The 52 Recognized by the Church

Linked to Martyrdom, Heroic Virtues or Miracles

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VATICAN CITY, APR. 25, 2001 ( John Paul II on Monday promulgated the decrees of martyrdom, heroic virtues, and recognition of miracles of 52 of the faithful. Among these were the decrees of martyrdom of 26 Ukrainians, and of the heroic virtues of Charles de Foucauld.

The causes are for:


–Mykola Charnetsky, bishop, apostolic exarch of Volyn and Pidlyashia, Ukraine, and 25 companions: seven bishops, 14 priests, three religious sisters, and one layman.

–Ruthenian Bishop Theodore Romzsa, of the Byzantine rite, apostolic administrator of Mukacheve, Ukraine.

–Archbishop Ignatius Choukrallah Maloyan of Mardin, Turkey, of the Armenian Church.

–Emiliano Kovc, priest of the Eparchy of Stanislaviv (now Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine), who died in the concentration camp of Majdanek, Poland, in 1944.


–Archbishop Sigismondo Felice Felinski, born in Volinia, then Polish and now Ukrainian territory, founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary for the assistance of the poor.

–Italian Bishop Giovanni Antonio Farina, founder of the Teaching Sisters of St. Dorothy Daughters of the Sacred Hearts, for the education of poor children.

–Giuseppe Gualandi, priest of Bologna, Italy, who established the Religious Institute of the Little Mission for the Deaf-Mute.

–Tommaso Maria Fusco, priest of the Diocese of Nocera Inferiore-Sarno, founder of the Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood.

–Camillian Father Luigi Tezza, founder of the Daughters of St. Camillus, together with Blessed Giuseppina Vannini.

–Charles de Foucauld, priest of the Diocese of Viviers, France, who died in Algeria in 1916.

–Luigi Monti, religious, established the Men´s Institute of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception.

–Maria Maddalena dell´Incarnazione, nee Caterina Sordini, foundress of the Order of the Perpetual Adorers of the Blessed Sacrament.

–Maria Domenica Mantovani, collaborator in the foundation of the Congregation of the Little Daughters of the Holy Family.

–Anna Catherine Emmerick, Canoness Regular of St. Augustine.

–Rosalia Rendu, Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

–Benedictine Abbess Maria Adeodata Pisani, of the Convent of San Pietro a Mdina, Malta.

–Concetta Bertoli, of Italian Catholic Action and a Franciscan Tertiary.


–Blessed Alfonso de Orozco, a 16th-century Spanish Augustinian who was royal preacher of Emperor Charles V and King Philip II.

–Nine men and women who served the people of God in Argentina, Costa Rica, Italy, Malta and Ukraine: Zigmund Gorazdowski; Gaetano Errico; Paolo Manna; Ignazio Falzon, cleric; Artemide Zatti, lay professor; and Sisters Gaetana Sterni, Giosafata Hordashevska, Maria Adeodata Pisani and Maria Romero Meneses.

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