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Pope authorizes new decrees of heroic virtues for four potential saints

Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree of heroic virtues to four people, who are being investigated by the Church for possible sainthood.

The decrees were given to the following "Servants of God:�

-Luis Zambrano Blanco, a Spanish priest and founder of the Hogar de Nazareth Secular Institute.

-Tiburcio Arnáiz Muñoz, a Spanish priest from the Society of Jesus.

-Maria Teresa Spinelli, Italian founder of the Congregation of Augustinian Sisters, Servants of Jesus and Mary.

-Maria Costanza Panas, an Italian member of the Capuchin Poor Clares of the Monastery of Fabriano.