2016-04-27 11:34:00

Pope confirms decrees for causes of Saints

(Vatican Radio) A number of causes for canonization were advanced on Tuesday, including an Italian diocesan priest. A miracle attributed to Blessed Alfonso Maria Fusco clears the way for his canonization. 

Another miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable John Sullivan, an Irish Jesuit, was also recognized. 

The decrees also recognize the martyrdom of several victims of Communism, including the Servants of God Fr José Antón Gómez, OSB, along with three other Benedictine priests, who were killed during the Spanish civil war; and Archbishop Nikollë Vinçenc Prennushi of Durrës (Durazzo), and 37 companions, killed under the Communist regime in Albania between 1945 and 1974. Pope Francis honoured the martyrs of Albania during his visit to that country in 2014. 

Another country recently visited by the the Holy Father also saw one of its sons advanced along the path toward canonization, as the Congregation recognized the heroic virtues of Father Thomas Choe Yang-Eop, a Korean priest.

Below, please find Vatican Radio's translation of the announcement of the promulgation of decrees concerning the Causes of Saints: 

Pope Francis on Tuesday received in private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

During the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following decrees regarding:

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