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Michigan bishop ‘thrilled’ that predecessor is declared venerable

CWN - May 11, 2012

Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette said that he is “thrilled beyond words” that Pope Benedict has approved the decree of heroic virtue of his predecessor, the Slovenian-born Bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868).

“I am thrilled beyond words at this recognition of Bishop Baraga’s heroic virtue by the universal Church,” he said. “I cannot overstate what a significant step this is towards the anticipated beatification and canonization of Bishop Baraga. This is a day for which we have been waiting nearly 40 years. I am so pleased to be able to call my saintly predecessor ‘Venerable’ Frederic Baraga!”

“We are planning to construct a special chapel to the right of the St. Joseph statue” in the cathedral, Bishop Sample added. “This will become an entryway into a small but beautiful chapel where the remains of Venerable Frederic Baraga will be placed in a sarcophagus for the veneration and prayers of the faithful.”

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