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60,000 at beatification of 20th-century Capuchin friar

Catholic World News - September 14, 2010

Archbishop Angelo Amato, perfect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the beatification of Brother Leopoldo Sánchez Márquez de Alpandeire (1866-1956) in the Spanish city of Granada on September 12. Over 60,000 people were in attendance, and some 800,000 pray at the tomb of the humble Capuchin Franciscan friar every year.

“The life of this simple and austere Capuchin religious,” said Pope Benedict following his Sunday Angelus address, “is a hymn to humility and to trust in God, as well as a shining example of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.”

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