Upcoming beatification ‘one of most complex’ in Church history
Catholic World News - May 17, 2011
The June 5 beatification of Juan de Palafox (1600-59), a bishop who served as governor of Mexico, will be a milestone in “one of the most complex [sainthood] causes in the history of the Church,” according to L’Osservatore Romano.
The beatification will have taken nearly three centuries, beginning with the time when Pope Benedict XIII introduced the cause in 1726. Pope Benedict XVI declared Juan de Palafox venerable in 2009; the following year, the Pope approved a miracle granted through the bishop's intercession.
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