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Vatican decrees move 11 candidates closer to beatification

Catholic World News - April 03, 2009

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has released a series of decrees, approved by Pope Benedict XVI, advancing candidates toward beatification. Archbishop Angelo Amato, the prefect of the congregation, released the decrees that testify to the authenticity of a miracle in one case, and lives of "heroic virtue" in 10 others.

The congregation certified a miracle attributed to the influence of Maria Pierina de Micheli (1890- 1945), an Italian religious who is now eligible for beatification. The other decrees attested to the "heroic virtue" of the following, who can now be cleared for beatification if a miracle is certified:

  1. Franz Joseph Rudigier (1811-1884), an Austrian bishop,
  2. Johannes Evangelist Wagner (1807- 1886), a German priest,
  3. Innocenzo (Giuseppe) da Caltagirone Marcinno (1589-1655), an Italian Capuchin friar,
  4. Teresa de la Cruz Candamo Alvarez Calderon (1875-1953), a Peruvian religious,
  5. Maria Ines-Teresa del Santisimo Sacramento (Manuela de Jesus), Arias Espinosa (1904-1981), a Mexican religious,
  6. Marie de la Ferre (1589/1590-1652), a French religious,
  7. Teresita del Nino Jesus (nee Felisa) Perez de Iriarte Casado, (1904-1954), a Spanish Dominican,
  8. Dulce (nee Maria Rita) Lopes Pontes (1914-1992), a Brazilian religious,
  9. Giacomo Gaglione (1896-1962), an Italian layman, and
  10. Benoite Rencurel (1647-1718), a French 3rd-order Dominican.

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