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Pope Authorizes Decrees for Saints' Causes

Recognizes Martyr Who Died in hatred of the faith in Dachau Concentration Camp

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Pope Francis on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, authorized the Congregation for Saints’ Causes to promulgate the following decrees:

  • of Servant of God Richard Henkes, professed priest of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate, born in Ruppach, Germany on 26 May 1900 and killed in hatred of the faith in the Dachau concentration camp, Germany, on 22 February 1945


  • of the Servant of God Jan Pietraszko, titular bishop of Torreblanda, auxiliary bishop of Kraków; born in Buczkowice, Poland on 7 August 1911 and died in Kraków, Poland, on 2 March 1988
  • of the Servant of God Giuseppe Codicè, diocesan priest, founder of the Pious Union of the Visitation Sisters of the Immaculata; born in Budrio, Italy, on 3 March 1838 and died in Vedrana, Italy, on 21 January 1915
  • of the Servant of God Augustine John Ukken, Syro-Malabar priest, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity; born in Parappur, India on 19 December 1880 and died in Chowannur, India, on 13 October 1956
  • of the Servant of God Doroteo Hernández Vera, diocesan priest, founder of the Cruzadad Evangelica Secular Institute; born in Matute de Almázan, Spain, on 28 March 1901 and died in Madrid, Spain, on 6 November 1991
  • of the Servant of God Melchior Forden (né Jósef), professed priest of the Order of the Friars Minor Conventual; born in Grodno, now Belarus, on 5 August 1862 and died there on 27 February 1927
  • of the Servant of God Girolamo Maria Biasi (né Arcangelo), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual; born in Sfruz, now Italy, on 7 December 1897 and died in Camposampiero, Italy, on 20 June 1929
  • of the Servant of God Miguel Zavala López, professed priest of the Order of Saint Augustine; born in Rancho Nuevo de Santa Clara, Mexico, on 12 November 1867, and died in Yuriria, Mexico, on 4 April 1947
  • of the Servant of God Antonietta Giugliano, founder of the Poor Handmaids f Christ King; born in New York, United States of America, on 11 July 1909 and died in Portici, Italy, on 8 June 1960
  • of the Servant of God Leonarda of Jesus Crucified (née Angela Maria Boidi), professed religious of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion of Jesus Christ; born in Quargnento, Italy, on 10 July 1908, and died in Alessandria, Italy, on 22 October 1953
  • of the Servant of God Ambrogina of Saint Charles (née Filomena D’Urso) professed nun of the Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer (Patronage of Saint Joseph); born in Maranola, Italy, on 1 January 1909 and died in Florence, Italy, on 26 March 1954
  • of the Servant of God Carlo Tancredi Falletti Di Barolo, layperson, co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Anne; born in Turin, Italy, on 26 October 1782, and died in Chiari, Italy, on 4 September 1838
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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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