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Holy Father . . . Approves Decrees Regarding Eight Candidates For Sainthood

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By DEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOV

ROME (ZENIT) — Pope Francis on April 6 received in audience Angelo Cardinal Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same congregation to promulgate the decrees regarding:
— The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Donizetti Tavares de Lima, diocesan priest; born on January 3, 1882 in Cassia, Brazil, and died on June 16, 1961 in Tambaú, Brazil.
— The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Carlo Cavina, diocesan priest, founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Francis de Sales; born in Castel Bolognese, Italy on August 29, 1820 and died on September 15, 1880 in Lugo, Italy.
— The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Raffaele da Sant’Elia a Pianisi (born Domenico Petruccelli), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Sant’Elia a Pianisi, Italy on December 14, 1816 and died there on January 6, 1901.
— The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Damiano da Bozzano (born Pio Giannotti), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born in Bozzano, Italy on November 5, 1898 and died in Recife, Brazil on May 31 1997.
— The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Victorin Nymphas Arnaud Pagés (born Augustin), professed friar of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; born in Onzillon, France, on September 7, 1885 and died in San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico on April 16, 1966.
— The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Consolata Betrone (born Pierina Lorenzina Giovanna), professed religious of the Capuchin Poor Clares; born in Saluzzo, Italy on April 6, 1903 and died in Moriondo, Italy on July 18, 1946.
— The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Nelson Santana, layperson; born in Ibitinga, Brazil on July 31, 1955 and died in Araraquara, Brazil on December 24, 1964.
— The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Gaetana Tolomeo, known as “Nuccia,” layperson; born in Catanzaro, Italy on April 10, 1936 and died there on January 24, 1997.

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