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Promulgation of Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, 27.01.2018

Yesterday, 26 January, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., 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 Blessed Nazaria Ignacia March Mesa (in religion: Nazaria Ignacia of Saint Teresa of Jesus), founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Crusaders of the Church; born in Madrid, Spain on 10 January 1889 and died in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 6 July 1943;

- the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Alphonse-Marie Eppinger (née: Elisabeth), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer; born in Niederbronn, France on 9 September and 1814 died there on 31 July 1867;

- the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Clelia Merloni, founder of the Institute of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born on 10 March 1861 in Forlì, Italy and died on 21 November 1930 in Rome;

- the miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Crocefissa dell’Amore Divino (née: Maria Gargani), founder of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart; born on 23 December 1892 I Morra Irpino, now Morra De Sanctis, Italy and died on 23 May 1973 in Naples, Italy;

- the martyrdom of the Servants of God Pierre-Lucien Claverie, of the Order of Preachers, Bishop of Oran, and 18 companions, men and women religious, killed in hatred of the Faith in Algeria from 1994 to 1996;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God Veronica Antal, layperson, of the Franciscan Secular Order; born on 7 December 1935 in Nisiporeşti, Romania and killed in hatred of the Faith on 24 August 1958 in Hălăuceşti, Romania;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Ambrosio Grittani, diocesan priest and founder of the Oblates of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre; born in Ceglie del Campo, Italy on 11 October 1907 and died on 30 April 1951 in Molfetta, Italy;

- the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Anne-Marie Madeleine Delbrêl, layperson; born in Mussidan, France on 24 October 1904 and died in Ivry-sur-Seine, France on 13 October 1964.