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Pope Francis Recognizes Heroic Virtue of Servant of God Giorgio La Pira

Pope Authorizes Decrees for Saints’ Causes

Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for Saints’ Causes to promulgate the following decrees on July 5, 2018:

HEROIC VIRTUES

– Servant of God Pietro Di Vitale, layperson; born on 14 December 1916 in Castronovo di Sicilia, Italy, and died there on 29 January 1977;

– Servant of God Giorgio La Pira, layperson; born on 9 January 1904 in Pozzallo, Italy, and died in Florence, Italy on 5 November 1977;

– Servant of God Alexia González-Barros y González, layperson, born on 7 March 1971 in Madrid, Spain, and died in Pamplona, Spain on 5 December 1985;

– Servant of God Carlo Acutis, layperson, born on 3 May 1991 in London, England, and died in Monza, Italy on 12 October 2006.

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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). 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, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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