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Pope Paves Way for Beatification of US Capuchin Fr. Solanus Casey

Approving Decrees for Saints’ Causes, Also Recognizes Heroic Virtues of Vietnamese Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan

Pope Francis has signed the decree paving the way for the beatification of US Capuchin Fr. Solanus Casey and that recognizing heroic virtues of Vietnamese Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan.

The Vatican published this news today after Pope Francis had received Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, in private audience the morning of Thursday, May 4, 2017, during which, he authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following decrees:

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MIRACLES:

-attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Francis Solano Casey (né: Bernard), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born 25 November 1870 and died 31 July 1957

– the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Mary of the Immaculate Conception (neé: Adelaide de Batz de Trenquelléon), founder of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate; born 10 June 1789 and died 10 January 1828

– the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Clara Fey, founder of the Institute of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus; born 11 April 1815 and died 8 May 1894

– the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Catalina de María (née: Josefa Saturnina Rodríguez), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters Handmaids of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; born 27 November 1823 and died 5 April 1896

MARTYRDOM:

– of the Servant of God Luciano Botovasoa, layperson and father, of the Third Order of St. Francis, killed in hatred of the faith in Vohipeno, Madagascar on 17 April 1947

HEROIC VIRTUES:

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Elia dalla Costa, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, Archbishop of Florence; born 14 May 1872 and died 22 December 1961

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God François-Xavier Nguyên Van Thuân, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church; born 17 April 1928 and died 16 September 2002

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giovanna Meneghini, founder of the Congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary; born 23 May 1868 and died 2 March 1918

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Vincenza Cusmano, first Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of the Poor; born 6 January 1826 and died 2 February 1894

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Alessandro Nottegar, layperson, father, Founder of the Regina Pacis Community; born 30 October 1943 and died 19 September 1986

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Edvige Carboni, layperson; born 2 May 1880 and died 17 February 1952

– the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri y Fernández de Heredia, layperson, of the Personal Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei; born 12 December and 1916 died 16 July 1975

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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