Update on Father Ciszek’s beatification cause
Catholic World News - January 25, 2011
Bishop John Barres of Allentown (Pennsylvania) has formed a historical commission to jumpstart the stalled beatification cause of Father Walter Ciszek (1904-84), the American Jesuit who spent decades in Russian prison camps and later wrote With God in Russia and He Leadeth Me
“When Bishop Barres went to Rome for one of his early visits, he had met with several people at the Jesuit Generalate and they were saying that the cause had met with a bit of a snag,” said Father J. Michael Beers, who first became involved in the cause in the early 1990s. “Most of the materials that we had put together on Father Ciszek came from Father Ciszek, from his books and writings. They really felt that they needed something more in the way of getting more testimony from outsiders who knew him.”
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