Promulgation of Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

The Holy Father Francis met with His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints and authorized the Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding:

  • The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Emilia Riquelme y Zayas, founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Mary Immaculate; born in Granada, Spain on 5 August 1847 and died there on 10 December 1940;
  • The martyrdom of Servants of God Valeriu Traian Frenţiu, Vasile Aftenie, Ioan Suciu, Titu Liviu Chinezu, Ioan Bălan, Alexandru Rusu and Iuliu Hossu, bishops, killed in hatred of the faith in various locations in Romania between 1950 and 1970;
  • The martyrdom of the Servant of God Alfredo Cremonesi, professed priest of the Pontifical Institute for the Foreign Missions; born in Ripalta Guerina, Italy, on 16 May 1902 and killed in hatred of the faith in the village of Donoku, Myanmar, on 7 February 1953;
  • The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Francesco Maria Di Francia, diocesan priest, founder of the Congregation of the Capuchin Sisters of the Sacred Heart; born in Messina, Italy, on 19 February 1853 and died in Roccalumera, Italy, on 22 December 1913;
  • The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Hueber, founder of the Congregation of the Tertiary Sisters of Saint Francis; born in Bressanone, now Italy, on 22 Mary 1653 and died there on 31 July 1705;
  • The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Teresa Camera, founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Pietà; born in Ovada, Italy, on 8 October 1818 and died there on 24 March 1894;
  • The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Maria Teresa Gabrieli, co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor – Palazzolo Institute; born in Bergamo, Italy, on 13 September 1837 and died there on 6 February 1908;
  • The heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giovanna Francesca of the Holy Spirit (née Luisa Ferrari), founder of the Institute of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Incarnate Word; born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, on 14 September 1888 and died in Fiesole, Italy, on 21 December 1984.

Via Vatican Press – March 19, 2019