French Martyr Moves Closer to Sainthood

Pope Authorizes Promulgation of Decrees Concerning 3 Causes

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Yesterday afternoon, Pope Francis received Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato. During the audience, he authorized the promulgation of decrees concerning the following causes, including that of French martyr, Father Solomon Leclercq. In the late 19th century, when religious orders were outlawed during the French Revolution, the priest went into hiding. During the September Massacres of 1792, he was martyred, along with nearly 200 hundred others.

– Blessed Ludovico Pavoni, Italian priest, founder of the Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate, known as the ‘Pavoniani,’ which is committed to the human and Christian education of children, especially needy boys, with the goal of teaching them useful professions (1784-1849)
-Blessed Solomon Leclercq (born William-Nicholas-Louis), of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Martyr (1745 – 1792)

– Servant of God Raffaele Emanuele Almansa Riaño, diocesan priest, formerly professed of the Order of Friars Minor (1840-1927). In the late 19th and early 20th century, the late priest ministered in Colombia.

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