Friday, March 19, 2021

Pope Francis Brings 7 People Closer to Sainthood by Authorizing Heroic Virtues - Including 3 Nuns who Died of Ebola Virus



Pope Francis has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate decrees of heroic virtues of seven people - an archbishop, three priests, and three professed religious sisters (who died of the Ebola virus while in Congo).
The Full Text statement on the decrees concerning the causes of saints:
On March 17, 2021, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Most Reverend Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the decrees concerning
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- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Mercury Maria Teresi, Archbishop of Monreale; born on 10 October 1742 in Montemaggiore Belsito (Italy) and died in Monreale (Italy) on 18 April 1805;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Cosma Muñoz Pérez, diocesan priest, Founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Patronage of Santa Maria; born in 1573 in Villar del Rio (Spain) and died in Córdoba (Spain) on December 3, 1636;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Salvatore Valera Parra, diocesan priest; born on February 27, 1816 in Huércal-Overa (Spain) and died there on March 15, 1889;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Leo Veuthey (in the century: Clovis), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual; born on March 3, 1896 in Dorénaz (Switzerland) and died in Rome (Italy) on June 7, 1974;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Annelvira Ossoli (in the world: Celeste Maria), professed religious of the Congregation of the Poverelle Sisters - Istituto Palazzolo; born on 26 August 1936 in Orzivecchi (Italy) and died in Kikwit (Democratic Republic of Congo) on 23 May 1995;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Vitarosa Zorza (born Maria Rosa), professed religious of the Congregation of the Poverelle Sisters - Istituto Palazzolo; born on 9 October 1943 in Palosco (Italy) and died in Kikwit (Democratic Republic of Congo) on 28 May 1995;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Danielangela Sorti (born Anna Maria), a professed religious of the Congregation of the Poverelle Sisters - Istituto Palazzolo; born on June 15, 1947 in Bergamo (Italy) and died in Kikwit (Democratic Republic of Congo) on May 11, 1995.

Source: https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2021/03/18/0164/00355.html

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