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Pope declares new saint, advances several causes

Catholic World News - October 11, 2013

Pope Francis has declared the Blessed Angela of Foligno (1248-1309) a saint, extending her cult to the universal Church.

The Pope added St. Angela to the list of saints on a recommendation from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

At an October 11 audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of that congregation, the Pontiff also authorized a decree that recognized a miracle attributed to the influence of Maria Assunta Caterina Marchetti (1871-1948), the Italian co-foundress of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles; she is now eligible for canonization.

The Pope also authorized decrees recognizing the “heroic virtue” of the following candidates, who will now become eligible for beatification if a miracle is attributed to their influence:

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