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20th-century Italian priest beatified

Catholic World News - May 13, 2013

An Italian priest who devoted his life to the pastoral care of the sick and disabled was beatified in Rome on May 11, the day before Pope Francis canonized the martyrs of Otranto, St. Laura Montoya, and St. Guadalupe García Zavala.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of state, presided over the beatification of Blessed Luigi Novarese (1914-84), founder of the Center for Volunteers of Suffering and the Silent Workers of the Cross. The beatification took place at the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

Msgr. Novarese, who suffered from tuberculosis as a boy, was ordained to the priesthood in 1938, worked in the Secretariat of State from 1942 to 1970, and directed the pastoral care of the sick for the Italian episcopal conference from 1970 to 1977.

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