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8 sainthood causes advance

Catholic World News - June 13, 2014

In a June 12 audience with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis cleared the way for the beatification of a priest and a religious sister by approving the publication of decrees on miracles attributed to their intercession.

The two are Venerable Louis-Édouard Cestac (1801-68), a French diocesan priest who founded the Daughters of Mary, and Venerable Irene Stefani (1891-1930), an Italian missionary who served in Kenya.

The Pope approved decrees on the heroic virtues of six other servants of God, who may now be honored with the title “venerable”:

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