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Congregation for the Causes of Saints: Pope Approves 8 New Decrees

In Audience with Cardinal Angelo Becciu

On 13 May 2019, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding:

– the miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed Giuseppina Vannini (née Giuditta Adelaide Agata), founder of the Daughters of San Camillo; born in Rome, Italy on 7 July 1859 and died there on 23 February 1911;

– the miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed Dulce Lopes Pontes (née Maria Rita), of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God; born in São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, on 26 May 1914 and died there on 22 May 1992;

– the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Lucia of the Immaculate (née Maria Ripamonti), professed sister of the Institute of the Handmaids of Charity; born in Acquate, Italy on 26 May 1909 and died in Brescia, Italy on 4 July 1954;

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giovanni Battista Pinardi, titular bishop of Eudossiade and auxiliary bishop of Turin; born in Castagnole Piemonte, Italy on 15 August 1880 and died in Turin, Italy on 2 August 1962;

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Carlo Salerio, priest of the Foreign Missions of Paris, founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Reparation; born in Milan, Italy on 22 March 1827 and died there on 29 September 1870;

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Domenico Lázaro Castro, professed priest of the Society of Mary; born in San Adrian de Juarros, Spain, on 10 May 1877 and died in Madrid, Spain on 22 February 1935;

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Salvador from Casca (né Hermínio Pinzetta), professed religious of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Casca, Brazil on 27 July 1911 and died in Flores da Cunha, Brazil, on 31 May 1972;

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God María Eufrasia Iaconis (née Maria Giuseppina Amalia Sofia), founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception; born in Casino di Calabria, now Castelsilano, Italy, on 18 November 1867 and died in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 2 August 1916.

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