Pope advances sainthood causes of Blessed Newman, Cardinal Mindszenty

Posted February 13, 2019 10:05 pm by Editor

Pope advances sainthood causes of Blessed Newman, Cardinal Mindszenty

VATICAN – Pope Francis has signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, the English cardinal, clearing the way for his canonization.The Vatican announced Feb. 13 that Pope Francis had signed the decree the day before.Also Feb. 12, he formally recognized that the late Hungarian Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, jailed and exiled by the communists, had lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way; the recognition is an early step in the sainthood process.In the sainthood cause of Blessed Newman, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth had reported in November that the proposed miracle involved

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