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Pope receives Saints Prefect, approves decrees

Italian cardinal Angelo Amato arrives for a meeting of pre-conclave on March 9, 2013 at the Vatican. - AFP

Italian cardinal Angelo Amato arrives for a meeting of pre-conclave on March 9, 2013 at the Vatican. - AFP

08/07/2016 13:51

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday (8 July, 2016) received in private audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the decrees regarding:

  • A miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Luis Antonio Rosa Ormières, priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Guardian Angel; born July 4, 1809 and died on 16 January1890;
  • The martyrdom of the Servants of God Antonio Arribas Hortigüela and 6 Companions, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart; killed in hatred of the Faith, September 29, 1936;
  • The martyrdom of the Servant of God Josef Mayr-Nusser, a layman; killed in hatred of the Faith, February 24, 1945;
  • The heroic virtues of Servant of God Alfonse Gallegos of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, Titular Bishop of Sasabe, auxiliary of Sacramento; born February 20, 1931 and died October 6, 1991;
  • The heroic virtues of Servant of God Rafael Sánchez García, diocesan priest; born June 14, 1911 and died on August 8, 1973;
  • The heroic virtues of Servant of God Andrés García Acosta, professed layman of the Order of Friars Minor; born January 10, 1800 and died January 14, 1853;
  • The heroic virtues of Servant of God Joseph Marchetti, professed priest of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles; born October 3, 1869 and died December 14, 1896;
  • The heroic virtues of Servant of God Giacomo Viale, professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor, pastor of Bordighera; born February 28, 1830 and died April 16, 1912;
  • The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Pia of the Cross (née Maddalena Notari), foundress of the Congregation of Crucified Sisters Adorers of the Eucharist; born December 2, 1847 and died on 1 July 1919.
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