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Vatican moves 41 candidates closer to beatification, canonization

Catholic World News - July 01, 2010

With a series of 16 decrees made public on July 1, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has advanced the causes of 41 candidates for canonization or beatification.

At a private audience with Archbishop Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation, Pope Benedict XVI authorized the release of the decrees, which recognized 31 martyrs, authenticated 5 miracles, and attested to the “heroic virtue” of 6 candidates for beatification.

The Vatican declared the validity of miracles attributed to the intervention of:

The Vatican decrees proclaimed the martyrdom of the following, all of whom may now be beatified:

Finally the Congregation recognized the “heroic virtue” that was evident in the lives of the following, who will now be eligible for beatification if a miracle is attributed to their influence:

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