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40% of recent sainthood causes are from Italy

January 12, 2017

40% of the sainthood causes since 2006 have come from Italy, Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said on January 9.

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Cardinal Amato referred to the 351 causes for which a positio—a summary of documentation by a sainthood cause’s postulator— has been submitted in the past decade.

Of the 351 causes, 139 (40%) come from Italy, 60 (17%) from Spain, and 22 (6%) from Poland, according to a CNS report. The causes—including seven from the United States—have been submitted from 43 countries in all.


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  • Posted by: garedawg - Jan. 12, 2017 10:10 AM ET USA

    Yeah, and I bet 95% of them are religious rather than laypersons.