Vatican advances causes of 13 candidates for beatification
CWN - December 09, 2013
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has advanced the causes of 13 candidates for beatification.
With the approval of Pope Francis, on December 8 the Congregation issued a series of decrees:
- certifying a miracle through the intercession of Giovannina Franchi (1807- 1872), an Italian religious, who is now eligible for beatification;
- attesting to the martyrdom of Mario Vergara, an Italian missionary priest; and Isidoro Ngei Ko Lat, a Burmese lay catechist, who were killed in Myanmar in 1950; the two are now also eligible for beatification;
- proclaimed the “heroic virtue” of 10 candidates, who will now qualify for beatification if a miracle is attributed to their intercession:
- Maurice Garrigou (1766-1852), a French priest;
- Clemens Fuhl (1874- 1935), a German priest;
- Marcell of the Virgin of Carmel (1887-1966), a Hungarian Carmelite priest;
- Romano Bottegal (1921- 1978), an Italian Cistercian priest;
- Rosalie Cadron-Jette (1794- 1864), a Canadian religious;
- Maria Rosa Teresa Gay Tibau (1813- 1884), a Spanish religious;
- Maria Oliva of the Mystical Body (1893-1976), an Italian religious;
- Orsola Mezzini (1853-1919), an Italian religious;
- Maria Scolastica of Divine Providence (1897-1987), an Italian religious; and
- Raffaele Cordero Molina (1790-1868), a Puerto Rican layman.
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