Postulator of John Paul I’s Cause Dies

ROME, NOV. 3, 2003 ( Salesian Father Pasquale Liberatore, the postulator appointed to oversee the cause of beatification of Pope John Paul I, died on Friday. He was 71.

Bishop Vincenzo Savio of Belluno had asked Father Liberatore to support the preparation of the records for the canonical process of beatification of Albino Luciani.

Once the diocesan process was concluded in Belluno, the cause would have been taken up in Rome by Father Liberatore.

Father Liberatore had many causes that culminated in the canonization or veneration of key Salesian figures, including the martyrs Luis Versilia and Calixto Caravario and the 31 Spanish martyred companions of Valencia and Barcelona.