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Father Matteo Ricci’s beatification cause reopened

January 25, 2010

The cause of beatification of Father Matteo Ricci (1552-1610), originally begun in 1984, was reopened on January 24 at the cathedral of the east-central Italian Diocese of Macerata-Tolentino-Recanati-Cingoli-Treia. The renowned Jesuit spent the last 28 years of his life as a missionary in China.


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  • Posted by: raymondfrice9926 - Jan. 27, 2010 10:24 PM ET USA

    New saints are a positive aspect of the church which is in deep trouble right now!!