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Holy Father Approves Decrees Regarding Eight Candidates for Sainthood

Includes Miracle Attributed to Venerable Servant of God Donizetti Tavares de Lima

On April 6, 2019, Pope 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 the Venerable Servant of God Donizetti Tavares de Lima, diocesan priest; born on 3 January 1882 in Cássia, Brazil, and died on 16 June 1961 in Tambaú, Brazil

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Carlo Cavina, diocesan priest, founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Francis de Sales; born in Castel Bolognese, Italy on 29 August and died on 15 September 1880 in Lugo, Italy

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Raffaele da Sant’Elia a Pianisi (born Domenico Petruccelli), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Sant’Elia a Pianisi, Italy on 14 December 1816 and died there on 6 January 1901

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Damiano da Bozzano (born Pio Giannotti), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Bozzano, Italy on 5 November 1898 and died in Recife, Brazil on 31 May 1997

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Victorin Nymphas Arnaud Pagés (born Augustin), professed friar of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; born in Onzillon, France on 7 September 1885 and died in San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico on 16 April 1966

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Consolata Betrone (born Pierina Lorenzina Giovanna), professed religious of the Capuchin Poor Clares; born in Saluzzo, Italy on 6 April 1903 and died in Moriondo, Italy on 18 July 1946

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Nelson Santana, layperson; born in Ibitinga, Brazil on 31 July and died in Araraquara, Brazil on 24 December 1964

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Gaetana Tolomeo, known as “Nuccia”, layperson; born in Catanzaro, Italy on 10 April 1936 and died there on 24 January 1997

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio 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': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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