Pope Francis on January 15, 2019, authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the causes of four candidates. The Pope made the announcement during an audience with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation. The four are:
– the miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Marguerite Bays, virgin, of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Assisi; born in Pierraz, Switzerland on 8 September 1815 and died in Siviriez, Switzerland, on 27 June 1879;
– the martyrdom of the Servants of God Maria del Carmen (née: Isabella Lacaba Andía and thirteen companions, professed religious of the Franciscan Order of the Immaculate Conception; killed in hatred of the faith in Spain in 1936;
– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Anna Kaworek, co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Michael Archangel; born in Biedrzychowice, Poland on 18 June 1872, and died in Miejsce Piastowe, Poland, on 30 December 1936;
– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God María Soledad Sanjurjo Santos (née: María Consolata), professed religious of the Congregation of the Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick; born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on 15 November 1892 and died in San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, on 23 April 1973.