French bishops approve opening of Cause for King Louis XVI’s sister

Posted November 10, 2017 10:47 am by David V Barrett

A princess executed in the French Revolution is a step closer to sainthood after France’s bishops approved the official opening of her Cause. Born in 1764, Elisabeth of France, known as Madame Elisabeth, was the youngest sister of King Louis XVI. She turned down the possibility of marriage, saying: “I can only marry a King’s son, and a King’s son must reign over his father’s kingdom. I should no…

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