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Vatican clears 28 for beatification

CWN - April 04, 2011

On April 2 the Congregation for the Causes of Saints released 13 decrees, moving 34 candidates closer to beatification.

The decrees--were authorized by Pope Benedict XVI at a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation--recognized miracles in the cases of 5 candidates for beatification; proclaimed the martyrdom of 23 people; and testified to the "heroic virtue" of 6 others, who are now eligible for beatification if a miracle is attributed to their intercession.

Miracles that were confirmed through the intercession of these 5 candidates, for whom beatification ceremonies may now be scheduled:

The Congregation issued two decrees testifying to the martyrdom of:

Finally the Congregation for the Causes of Saints announced that these candidates have been found to have exhibited heroic virtue:

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