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New decrees from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

2016-01-22

January 22, 2016. On January 21, Pope Francis authored the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish the following decrees:

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Polish Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus Mary. (1631 - 1701)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Argentine Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. (1840 - 1914)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Mexican Blessed layman and martyr José Sánchez del Río. (1913 - 1928)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Italian Servant of God Francesco Maria Greco. (1857 - 1931)

- The miracle attributed to the intercession of the Italian Servant of God Elisabetta Sanna. (1788 - 1857)

- The martyrdom of the German Servant of God Engelmar Unzeitig. (1911 - 1945)

- The martyrdom of the Spanish Servant of God Fr. Genaro Fueyo Castañón and three lay partners in 1936.

- The martyrdom of the Japanese Servant of God Justo Takayama Ukon. (1552-1553)

- The heroic virtues of the Italian Servant of God Arsenio da Trigolo. (1849 - 1909)

- The heroic virtues of the Italian Servant of God Maria Luisa Blessed Sacrament. (1826-1886)