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New Decress of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved

January 23, 2015. Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. He authorised the ;promulgation ;of these decrees: - The miracle attributed to the ;Venerable Servant of God Maria Teresa Casini, Italian foundress of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1864-1937). - The martyrdom of ;Servants of God Fidela ;(nee Dolores Oller Angelats) and two companions, Spanish professed nuns of the Institute of Sisters of St. Joseph, killed in hatred of the faith in Spain between 26 and 29 August 1936. - The martyrdom of ;Servants of God Pio Heredia Zubia ;and seventeen companions, of the Trappists of Cantabria and the Cistercian nuns of the Congregation of St. Bernard, killed in hatred of the faith in Spain in 1936. - The martyrdom of ;Servant of God Tshimangadzo Samuel Benedict Daswa ;(ne Bakali), South African layperson, killed in hatred of the faith in South Africa on 2 February 1990. - The heroic virtues of the ;Servant of God Ladislao Bukowinski, Ukrainian diocesan priest (1904-1974). - The heroic virtues of the ;Servant of God Aloysius Schwartz, American diocesan priest, founder of the Sisters of Mary of Banneux and the Brothers of Christ (1930-1992). - The heroic virtues of the ;Servant of God Cointa Jauregui Oses, Spanish professed nun of the Company of Mary Our Lady (1875-1954). - The heroic virtues of the ;Servant of God Teresa Gardi, Italian layperson of the Third Order of St. Francis (1769-1837). - The heroic virtues of the ;Servant of God Luis De Trelles y Nuogerol, Spanish layperson and founder of the Nocturnal Adoration Society in Spain (1819-1891). - The heroic virtues of the ;Servant of God Elisabeth Maria ;(nee Erizabe-to Maria) Satoko Kitahara, Japanese layperson (1929-1958). - The heroic virtues of the ;Servant of God Virginia Blanco Tardio, Bolivian layperson (1916-1990).