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~ 2009 ~

 

1) 03 January in Marquette, Michigan (United States)

   

IRVING CHARLES HOULE [FRANCIS]

layperson of the diocese of Marquette; married

born: 27 December 1925 in Wilson, Michigan (United States)

  

competent forum: Marquette

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

  

      

rescript of “nihil obstat”:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

        

postulator:  

petitioner: Association for the Cause of Sainthood for Irving “Francis” Houle,

                          709 1st Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829, USA

website: irvingfrancishoule.org

                          

 

2) 14 January in Higuera de la Sierra, Huelva (Spain)

   

FRANCISCO DE BORJA GIRÓN FERNÁNDEZ

priest of the diocese of Huelva

born: 26 July 1938 in Higuera de la Sierra, Huelva (Spain)

    

competent forum: Huelva

CCS protocol number: 3485

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

        

rescript of “nihil obstat”: 28 November 2019

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

        

postulator:  

petitioner: Diócesis de Huelva, Avda. Manuel Siurot 31, 21002 Huelva, SPAIN

website: www.diocesisdehuelva.es

                               

 

3) 20 January in Cairo (Egypt)

   

ANDRAOS GHATTAS [STÉPHANOS II]

[إسطفانوس الثاني غطاس]

priest of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians);

eparch of Alexandria of the Copts; cardinal

born: 16 January 1920 in Sheikh Zein-el-Dine, Sohag (Egypt)

 

competent forum: Alexandria of the Copts

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

  

rescript of “nihil obstat”:

opening of eparchial inquiry:

closing of eparchial inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

   

postulator: Rev. Giuseppe Guerra, cm 

petitioner: Patriarcat Copte Catholique, 34 rue Ibn Sandar, Kobry El Koubbeh;

                          B.P. 69, Saray El Koubbeh, 11712 Le Caire, EGYPT

website:

                    

 

4) 16 February in Seoul (South Korea)

   

KIM SOU-HWAN STEPHANUS

[김수환 스테파노]

archbishop of Seoul; cardinal

born: 08 May 1922 in Daegu (South Korea)

 

competent forum: Seoul

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

                             

rescript of “nihil obstat”:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

   

postulator:

petitioner: [1835: Barthélemy Bruguičre]

website:

                    

 

5) 18 February in Milis, Oristano (Italy)

   

GIOVANNI PUGGIONI

professed priest, Jesuits

born: 16 June 1922 in Borore, Nuoro (Italy)

 

competent forum: Cagliari

CCS protocol number: 3651

type of cause: heroic virtues

 

                             

rescript of “nihil obstat”: 26 October 2022

opening of diocesan inquiry: 16 January 2023

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

   

postulator: Dr. Baingio Agostino Ruzzu

petitioner: Amici di Padre Giovanni Puggioni, Via Ospedale 8, 09124 Cagliari (CA), ITALY

website:

                    

 

6) 09 March in Treviso (Italy)

   

MARIO BORTOLETTO

priest of the diocese of Treviso;

Fidei Donum missionary in the diocese of Ebolowa;

associate of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions

born: 17 May 1938 in Padernello, Treviso (Italy)

 

competent forum: Ebolowa

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

  

rescript of “nihil obstat”:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

   

postulator:  

petitioner: Diocčse de Ebolowa, B.P. 910, Ebolowa, CAMEROON

website:

                    

 

7) 24 April in Brindisi (Italy)

   

MATTEO FARINA

young layperson of the archdiocese of Brindisi-Ostuni

born: 19 September 1990 in Avellino (Italy)

   

competent forum: Brindisi-Ostuni

CCS protocol number: 3234

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

     

rescript of “nihil obstat”: 11 April 2016

opening of diocesan inquiry: 19 September 2016

closing of diocesan inquiry: 24 April 2017

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry: 22 September 2017

publication of Positio: 2018

particular congress of theological consultors: 19 October 2019

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 25 April 2020

promulgation of decree on heroic virtues: 05 May 2020

                      

postulator: Dr. Francesca Amedea Consolini

petitioner: Apostolato della Preghiera, Arcidiocesi di Brindisi-Ostuni, P.za Duomo, 12,

                          72100 Brindisi, ITALY

website: it.matteofarina.com

                 

 

8) 01 May in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

   

GUIDO VIDAL FRANÇA SCHÄFFER

young layperson of the archdiocese of Săo Sebastiăo do Rio de Janeiro;

seminarian

born: 22 May 1974 in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    

competent forum: Săo Sebastiăo do Rio de Janeiro

CCS protocol number: 3174

type of cause: heroic virtues

    

rescript of “nihil obstat”: 16 October 2014

opening of diocesan inquiry: 17 January 2015

closing of diocesan inquiry: 08 October 2017

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

promulgation of decree on heroic virtues: 20 May 2023

   

postulator: Dr. Paolo Vilotta

petitioner: Arquidiocese de Săo Sebastiăo do Rio de Janeiro, Rua Benjamin Constant, 23Gloria

                          20241-150 – Rio de Janeiro – RJ, BRAZIL

website: www.guidoschaffer.com.br

               

 

9) 09 July in Óbudavár, Veszprém (Hungary)

   

OZSVÁRI CSABA

layperson of the archdiocese of Veszprém; married;

member, Schönstatt Movement

born: 25 July 1963 in Budapest (Hungary)

   

competent forum: Veszprém

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

   

rescript of “nihil obstat”:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

   

postulator:  

petitioner: Schönstatti Apostoli Mozgalom, Kistelek utca 2, 8272 Óbudavár, HUNGARY

websiteschoenstatt.hu

 

 

10) 16 September in Dublin  (Ireland)

   

COLM O’BRIEN

priest of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore

born: 20 January 1973 in Waterford City (Ireland)

   

competent forum: Waterford and Lismore

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

   

     

rescript of transfer of competent forum: (Dublin)

rescript of “nihil obstat”:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

       

postulator:  

petitioner: Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, John’s Hill, Waterford, IRELAND

website

                   

 

11) 26 September in Saccolongo, Padua (Italy)

   

DANIELE HECHICH [HEKIĆ]

(STANISLAO LIBERATO) [STANKO LIBERAT]

professed priest, Franciscan Friars Minor

born: 22 June 1926 in Sveti Petar u Šumi, Istria (Croatia)

    

competent forum: Padua

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

        

rescript of “nihil obstat”: 14 January 2020

opening of diocesan inquiry: 29 November 2020

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

        

postulator:  

petitioner: Provincia S. Antonio dei Frati Minori, Via Carlo Farini,10, 20154 Milano (MI), ITALY

information: Frati Minori, Via S. Francesco, 235030 Saccolongo (PD), ITALY

website: www.fratisaccolongo.it

 

 

12) 05 October in Teresina, Piauí (Brazil)

   

PIETRO [PEDRO] BALZI

priest of the diocese of Bergamo;

member, Missionary Community of “Paradiso”;

Fidei Donum missionary in the archdiocese of Teresina

born: 21 December 1926 in Lausanne (Switzerland)

   

competent forum: Teresina

CCS protocol number: 3484

type of cause: heroic virtues

   

rescript of “nihil obstat”: 28 November 2019

opening of diocesan inquiry: 08 February 2022

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

      

postulator: Rev. Igor Torres

petitioner: Associaçăo Padre Pedro Balzi, Rua Tenente Brito Freire, 3780 – Vila da Paz

                          64017-650 Teresina – PI, BRAZIL

website: pedrobalzi.wixsite.com

 

 

13) 16 October in Cologno al Serio, Bergamo (Italy)

   

ALBERTO FERRI GARAVELLI

professed priest, Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus

born: 05 September 1935 in Cologno al Serio, Bergamo (Italy)

   

competent forum: Portoviejo

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: heroic virtues

   

    

rescript of transfer of competent forum: 30 November 2014 (Bergamo)

rescript of “nihil obstat”: 2015

opening of diocesan inquiry: 26 October 2015

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

      

postulator: Rev. Miguel Ángel Vera Chica

petitioner: Misioneros Combonianos, Avenida 10 Agosto, 56-42,

                          Apdo 17-11-06404 - Quito, ECUADOR

website

 

 

14) 01 November in Mileto, Paravati, Vibo Valentia (Italy)

   

FORTUNATA [NATUZZA] EVOLO

layperson of the diocese of Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea; married

born: 23 August 1924 in Mileto, Paravati, Vibo Valentia (Italy)

   

competent forum: Mileto-Nicotera-Tropea

CCS protocol number: 3190

type of cause: heroic virtues

     

    

rescript of “nihil obstat”: 17 October 2018

opening of diocesan inquiry: 06 April 2019

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

     

postulator:  Rev. Enzo Gabrieli

petitioner: Fondazione Cuore Immacolato di Maria Rifugio delle Anime,

                          Via Umberto I, 153, 89852 Paravati (VV), ITALY

website: www.fondazionenatuzza.org

 

 

15) 15 November in Benin City, Edo (Nigeria) in defensum castitatis, uti fertur

    

VIVIAN UCHECHI OGU

child of the archdiocese of Benin City

born: 01 April 1995 in Benin City, Edo (Nigeria)

  

competent forum: Benin City

CCS protocol number:

type of cause: martyrdom

    

     

rescript of “nihil obstat”:

opening of diocesan inquiry:

closing of diocesan inquiry:

decree on validity of diocesan inquiry:

publication of Positio:

particular congress of theological consultors:

ordinary session of cardinals and bishops: 

     

postulator: Dr. Cristiana Marinelli

petitioner: Archdiocese of Benin City, P.O. Box 35, 30 Airport Rd., Benin City, Edo State, NIGERIA

website:

   

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