Pope Francis Authorizes Decrees for Saints’ Causes

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Recognizes 2 Martyrs and Heroic Virtue

Pope Francis on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, authorized the Congregation for Saints’ Causes to promulgate the following decrees:

MARTYRDOM

  • Servant of God Tullio Maruzzo (né Marcello), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor
  • Servant of God Luis Obdulio Navarro, of the Third Order of Saint Francis, killed in hatred of the faith on 1 July 1981 near Los Amates, Guatemala
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HEROIC VIRTUES

  • Servant of God Donizetti Tavares de Lima, diocesan priest; born on 3 January 1882 in Cássia, Brazil, and died on 16 June 1961 in Tambaú, Brazil
  • Servant of God Serafin Kaszuba (né Alojzy Kazimierz), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born on 17 June 1910 in Zamarstynów, near Lviv (then Ukraine), and died on 20 September 1977 in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Servant of God Magín Morera y Feixas, professed priest of the Congregation of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph; born on 16 November 1908 in Sant Matu de Bages, Spain, and died on 28 June 19814 in Barcelona, Spain
  • Servant of God María Lorenza Requenses de Longo, founder of the Hospital of the Incurables in Naples and of the Capuchin Nuns; born in 1463 near Lleida, Spain, and died on 21 December 1539 in Naples, Italy
  • Servant of God Françoise du Saint Esprit (née Caroline Baron), founder of the Third Order of Saint Francis in Montpellier; born on 12 December 1820 in Mailhac, France, and died on 28 December in Saint-Chinian, France
  • Servant of God Elżbieta Róża Czacka, founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters Servants of the Cross; born on 22 October 1876 in Biała Cerkiew (now Ukraine), and died on 15 May 1961 in Laski, Poland
  • Servant of God Francesco Paolo Gravina, layperson, founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent; born on 5 February 1800 in Palermo, Italy, and died on 15 April in Palermo, Italy
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