Jesuit Father Arrupe's sainthood cause officially opens

Posted February 6, 2019 9:01 pm by Editor

Jesuit Father Arrupe's sainthood cause officially opens

ROME – The sainthood cause of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe was formally opened in Rome at the Basilica of St. John Lateran Feb. 5, the 28th anniversary of Father Arrupe’s death.The cause of Father Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits from 1965 to 1983, was set in motion by the Diocese of Rome, the diocese where the former superior general died in 1991.The formal process of beatification and canonization includes compiling the priest’s writings and gathering sworn testimonies about his life and holiness. Once the Jesuit postulator had the list of potential witnesses and had collected the writings, the formal

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