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26 move closer to canonization, beatification

November 29, 2019

The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Luigi Maria Palazzolo (1827—1886), an Italian priest who is now eligible for canonization.

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In other decrees issued on November 29, the congregation also:

  • recognized the martyrdom of Cayetano Gimenez Martin and 15 companions killed during the Spanish civil war; and Giovanni Franseco Macha, a priest killed in Poland in 1943.
  • recognized miracles attributed to Olinto Marella (1882—1969), an Italian priest; and Giuseppe Ambrosoli (1923—1987), an Italian priest of the Combonian Missionaries who died in Uganda. Both are now eligible for beatification.
  • and recognized the “heroic virtues” of the following, who may now be beatified if a miracle is attributed to their intercession:
  • Ovide Charlebois (1862—1933), a Canadian bishop,
  • Michael Wittmann (1760—1833), a German bishop,
  • Olinto Fedi (!841—1923), an Italian priest,
  • Giacomo Bulgaro (1879—1967), an Italian Franciscan,
  • Giovanni Maria Battista Solimani (1688—1758), born Maria Antonia Sollmani, an Italian religious, and
  • Ana de Jesus de Lobera (1545—1621), a Spanish-born Carmelite who died in Belgium.


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