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NOTICE: FOUR DECREES PROMULGATED

2 December 2016

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 1 December, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate twelve decrees regarding  a miracle, martyrdoms and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: FOUR DECREES PROMULGATED

11 October 2016

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 10 October, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate four decrees regarding the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: Regulations for the Medical Board of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

23 September 2016

VATICAN CITY - The Regulations for the Medical Board of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints was published today, signed by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci, Secretary of the same dicastery.

“The purpose of the Regulations,” explains Archbishop Bartolucci, “can be none other than the good of the Causes, which can never neglect the historical and scientific truth of the alleged miracles. Just as it is necessary for the legal checks to be complete, convergent and reliable, it is also necessary that their study be performed with serenity, objectivity and sure competence by highly specialized Medical Experts and then, at a different level, by the Meeting of Theological Consultors and by the Session of Cardinals and Bishops, eventually reaching the decisive approval of the Holy Father, who has the exclusive competence of acknowledging an extraordinary event as a true miracle. These Regulations obviously concern only the good functioning of the Medical Board, whose task appears increasingly delicate, demanding and, thanks be to God, appreciated both inside and outside the Church.”

For an English translation of the Regulations, click HERE.


NOTICE: NINE DECREES PROMULGATED

8 July 2016

VATICAN CITY - This morning, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate nine decrees regarding a miracle, martyrdom and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

20 June 2016

VATICAN CITY - At 10:00 a.m. today, in the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, during the celebration of midmorning prayers, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of five Blesseds.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

14 June 2016

VATICAN CITY - This morning, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate eight decrees regarding martyrdom and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: THREE DECREES PROMULGATED

10 May 2016

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 9 May 2016, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate three decrees regarding miracles and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: TWELVE DECREES PROMULGATED

27 April 2016

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 26 April 2016, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate twelve decrees regarding miracles, martyrdom and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

15 March 2016

VATICAN CITY - At 10:00 a.m. today, in the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, during the celebration of midmorning prayers, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of five Blesseds.

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NOTICE: Norms regarding the Administration of Assets in Causes of Beatification and Canonization 

10 March 2016

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has approved a review of the norms on "the administration of the assets of the Causes of Beatification and Canonization,” abrogating those promulgated by John Paul II, establishing among other things that the Apostolic See “assumes the costs” of a Cause during the Roman Phase with a contribution from the petitioners and “ensures that the costs and expenses are kept within limits so as not to impede progress ”. The check and balance system has been reinforced with a distinction made between “Administrator” and “Postulator”, accounting procedures have been enhanced and the role of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints as “ as the highest supervisory authority ” was given a boost. .

Pope Francis has approved the new norms which abrogated the ones currently in force, promulgated by John Paul II on 20 August 1982, during an audience with the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin last Friday, 04 March. The norms, which are attached to a Rescript signed by the Prefect and Secretary of the Congregation for the Cause of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato and Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci, were published by Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano and will enter into force ad experimentum for a period of three years, starting from the date of approval .”

For an English translation of the Regulations, click HERE.


NOTICE: TWELVE DECREES PROMULGATED

04 March 2016

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday afternoon, 03 March 2016, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate twelve decrees regarding miracles and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: TEN DECREES PROMULGATED

22 January 2016

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday afternoon, 21 January 2016, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate ten decrees regarding miracles, martyrdom and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: FOUR DECREES PROMULGATED

18 December 2015

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday morning, 17 December 2015, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate four decrees regarding a miracle and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: SEVENTEEN DECREES PROMULGATED

16 December 2015

VATICAN CITY - On Monday, 14 December 2015, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,  Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate seventeen decrees regarding miracles and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

1 October 2015

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 30 September 2015, Pope Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate eight decrees regarding martyrdom and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: DECREE OF MARTYRDOM PROMULGATED

8 August 2015

VATICAN CITY - In the morning of 8 August 2015, Pope Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate a decree regarding martyrdom.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

17 July 2015

VATICAN CITY - In the afternoon of 16 July 2015, Pope Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate eight decrees regarding the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

27 June 2015

VATICAN CITY - At 10:00 a.m. today, in the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, during the celebration of midmorning prayers, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of three Blesseds.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

6 June 2015

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 5 June 2015, Pope Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate eight decrees regarding miracles, martyrdoms, and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: CONFIRMATION OF VOTE AND ELEVEN DECREES PROMULGATED

7 May 2015

VATICAN CITY - On Tuesday, 5 May 2015, Pope Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father confirmed the affirmative vote of the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on the proximate canonization of Blessed Junípero Serra and authorized the Congregation to promulgate eleven decrees regarding miracles, martyrdom, and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

18 March 2015

VATICAN CITY - Today, 18 March 2015,  Pope Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he authorized the Congregation to promulgate eight decrees regarding a miracle and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: SAINT GREGORY OF NAREK - DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

23 February 2015

VATICAN CITY - On Saturday, 21 February 2015, Pope Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the same audience, the Holy Father confirmed the affirmative vote of the plenary session of the cardinals and bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, on the title of Doctor of the Universal Church which will soon be given to Saint Gregory of Narek, monk and priest, born in Andzevatsik (then in Armenia, now Turkey) at about 950 and died in Narek (then in Armenia, now Turkey) at about 1005.

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NOTICE: ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

14 February 2015

VATICAN CITY - At 11 a.m. today in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated an Ordinary Public Consistory during which he created twenty new cardinals.  At the end of the rite, Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, addressed the Holy Father to request that three Blesseds be inscribed in the Book of Saints.

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NOTICE: THREE DECREES PROMULGATED

3 February 2015

VATICAN CITY - Today, 3 February 2015,  Pope Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he authorized the Congregation to promulgate three decrees regarding martyrdoms, and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: ELEVEN DECREES PROMULGATED

22 January 2015

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday afternoon, 22 January 2015,  Pope Francis received in a private audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb,,, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he authorized the Congregation to promulgate eleven decrees regarding a miracle,  martyrdoms, and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

07 December 2014

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 06 December 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate eight decrees regarding miracles and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

08 November 2014

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 07 November 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate eight decrees regarding the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

20 October 2014

VATICAN CITY - This morning, 20 October 2014, at 9:00 a.m., in the New Synod Hall, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory during the celebration of midmorning prayers for the canonization of two Blesseds.

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NOTICE: THREE DECREES PROMULGATED AND APPROVAL OF VOTES FOR CANONIZATION

17 September 2014

VATICAN CITY - Today, 17 September 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate three decrees regarding miracles and approved the votes made by the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in favor of the canonization of a Blessed.

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NOTICE: SEVEN DECREES PROMULGATED

09 July 2014

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 08 July 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate seven decrees regarding the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

13 June 2014

VATICAN CITY - At noontime yesterday, 12 June 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate eight decrees regarding miracles and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

12 June 2014

VATICAN CITY - At 10:00 a.m., in the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, during the celebration of midmorning prayers, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of six Blesseds.

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NOTICE: FIVE DECREES PROMULGATED

10 May 2014

VATICAN CITY - At noontime yesterday, 09 May 2014, Pope Francis received in a private audience Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate five decrees regarding miracles and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: FOUR DECREES PROMULGATED

16 April 2014

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 15 April 2014, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate four decrees concerning miracles and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: THREE EQUIPOLLENT CANONIZATIONS AND THIRTEEN DECREES PROMULGATED

03 April 2014

VATICAN CITY - This morning, 03 April 2014, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he authorized the extension of the liturgical cult and inscription in the book of Saints of three Blesseds, as well as the promulgation of thirteen decrees concerning miracles and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: FIVE DECREES PROMULGATED

08 February 2014

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 07 February 2014, during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation to promulgate five decrees concerning martyrdoms and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

27 January 2014

VATICAN CITY - Today, 27 January 2014, during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation to promulgate eight decrees concerning a martyrdom and the practice of heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: CCS OFFICIALS CONFIRMED

19 December 2013

VATICAN CITY - Today, 19 December 2013, the Holy Father confirmed His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Amato, sdb, “donec aliter provideatur” in the role of prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. He also confirmed today Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci as secretary of the CCS, as well as other Prelate Members and Consultors.

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NOTICE: EQUIPOLLENT CANONIZATION AND THREE DECREES PROMULGATED

17 December 2013

VATICAN CITY - At noontime today, 17 December 2013, the Holy Father Francis, welcomed the report of His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the extension of the liturgical cultus of Blessed PIERRE FAVRE to the universal Church, as well as the promulgation of three decrees concerning a miracle and heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: TWELVE DECREES PROMULGATED

09 December 2013

VATICAN CITY - Today, 09 December 2013, His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In the course of the Audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate twelve decrees on a miracle, a martyrdom, and heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: FOUR DECREES PROMULGATED

01 November 2013

VATICAN CITY - Today, 31 October 2013, during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation to promulgate four decrees on martyrdom and heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: EQUIPOLLENT CANONIZATION AND SEVEN DECREES PROMULGATED

10 October 2013

VATICAN CITY - On 9 October 2013, the Holy Father Francis, welcomed the report of His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the extension of the liturgical cultus of Blessed ANGELA OF FOLIGNO to the universal Church, as well as the promulgation of seven decrees concerning a miracle and heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: ORDINARY PUBLIC CONSISTORY

30 September 2013

VATICAN CITY - At 10:00 a.m., in the Consistory Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, during the celebration of midday prayers, Pope Francis held an ordinary public consistory for the canonization of two Blesseds.

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NOTICE: POPE FRANCIS APPROVES VOTE ON CANONIZATION OF BLESSED JOHN XXIII

05 July 2013

VATICAN CITY - This morning, 05 July 2013, Pope Francis approved the votes in favor of the canonization of Blessed John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) made by the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 02 July 2013 .

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NOTICE: TWELVE DECREES PROMULGATED

05 July 2013

VATICAN CITY - Today, 05 July 2013, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate twelve decrees concerning miracles, martyrdoms and heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: EIGHT DECREES PROMULGATED

03 June 2013

VATICAN CITY - Today, 03 June 2013, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate eight decrees concerning martyrdoms and heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: FOUR DECREES PROMULGATED

03 May 2013

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 02 May 2013, the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the course of the audience the pontiff authorized the dicastery to promulgate four decrees concerning miracles and heroic virtues.

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NOTICE: SIXTEEN DECREES PROMULGATED

28 March 2013

VATICAN CITY - Yesterday, 27 March 2013, the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Angelo Amato, sdb, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the course of the audience the pontiff authorized the dicastery to promulgate sixteen decrees on a miracle, martyrdoms, and heroic virtues.

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