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Pope authorizes 4 decrees for causes of saints

31 Oct. 2014: Pope Francis on Thursday authorized 4 decrees for the causes of saints. Receiving in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope in the course of the audience authorized Cardinal Amato to promulgate 4 decrees, one recognizing the decree of martyrdom and three others declaring heroic virtues.
The martyrdom decree concerns Bishop Antonio Durcovici of Iasi in Rumania. Born in Altenburg, Austria in 1888, he was killed for his faith in the prison of Sighet, Bucharest, Rumania in 1951.
The other 3 decrees recognize the heroic virtues of the following:
Sr. Onorio Nagle , Founder of the Congregation of the Presentation of the Bl. Virgin Mary. Born in Cork, Ireland in 1718 she died there in 1784.
Fr.Celestino Bottego, Founder of the Society of the Missionaries of Mary. Born in Ohio, US in 1895, he died in Italy in 1980.
Italian nun Sr.Olga of the Mother of God belonging to the Congregation of the Daughters of the Church. Born in Italy in 1910, she died in the Italian lagoon town of Venice in 1943.


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