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On Eve of Feast of Guadalupe, Pope Moves Several Closer to Sainthood

Promulgates Decrees for Causes of Saints

When receiving in audience Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, yesterday, Dec. 11, 2019, in the Vatican, Pope Francis authorized Congregation to promulgate the following decrees:

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– the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Luigia of the Blessed Sacrament (née Maria Velotti), founder of the Franciscan Sisters Adorers of the Holy Cross; born on 16 November 1826 in Soccavo, Italy, and died on 3 Septembre 1886 in Casoria, Italy

– the martyrdom of the Servants of God Ángel Marina Álvarez and nineteen companions, of the Order of Friars Minor, killed in hatred of the faith during the Spanish civil war, in 1936, Spain

– the martyrdom of the Servants of God Juan Aguilar Donis and four companions, of the Order of Preachers, and of the Servant of God Fructuoso Pérez Márquez, lay faithful of the Third Order of Saint Dominic; killed in hatred of the faith during the Spanish civil war, in 1936, Spain

– the martyrdom of the Servant of God Isabella Sánchez Romero (in religion Ascensión de San José, professed nun of the Order of Saint Dominic; killed in hatred of the faith during the Spanish civil war, on 17 February 1937 in Huéscar, Spain

– the heroic virtues of the Venerable Servant of God Vincenzo Maria Morelli, of the Congregation of the Clerics Regular of the Divine Providence (Theatines), archbishop of Otranto; born in Lecce, Italy, on 25 April 1741 and died in Sternatia, Italy, on 22 August 1812

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Carlo Angelo Sonzini, diocesan priest, founder of the Congregation of the Handmaids of Saint Joseph; born on 24 June 1878 in Malnate, Italy, and died in Varese, Italy, on 5 February 1957

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Américo Monteiro de Aguiar, diocesan priest; born in Salvador de Galegos, Portugal, on 23 October 1887 and died on 16 July 1956 in Porto, Portugal

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giulio Facibeni, diocesan priest; born on 28 July 1884 in Galeata, Italy, and died on 2 June 1958 in Florence, Italy

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Gregorio Tomas Suárez Fernández, professed priest of the Order of Saint Augustine; born on 30 March 1915 in La Cortina, Spain, and died on 23 April 1949 in Salamanca, Spain

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God María de los Ángeles de Santa Teresa (née Dinah Amorim), professed religious of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary, Sisters of the Pious Schools; born on 8 August 1917 in Claudio, Brazil, and died on 1 September 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

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