Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

On 8 November 2017, the Holy Father Francis received in audience H.E. Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Holy Father authorised the same Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding:

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God Giovanni Brenner, diocesan priest, born on 27 December 1931 in Szombathely, Hungary, and killed in hatred of the faith on 15 December 1957 in Rabakethely, Hungary;

- the martyrdom of the Servant of God Leonella Sgorbati (née Rosa), professed nun of the Institute of the Consolata Missionary Sisters; born on 9 December 1940 in Rezzanello di Gazzola, Italy, and killed in hatred of the faith on 17 September 2006 in Mogadishu, Somalia;

- the heroic virtues of Blessed Bernardo of Baden, Marquis of Baden, born between late 1428 and early 1429 in the Castle of Hohenbaden, Germany, and died on 15 July 1458 in Moncalieri, Italy;

- the heroic virtues of Servant of God John Paul I (Albino Luciani), Supreme Pontiff, born on 17 October 1912 in Forno di Canale, now Canale d’Agordo, Italy, and died on 28 September 1978 in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City;

- the heroic virtues of Servant of God Gregorio Fioravanti (né Lodovico), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor, founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart; born in Grotte di Castro, Italy on 24 April 1822, and died in Gemona, Italy on 23 January 1894;

- the heroic virtues of Servant of God Tomás Morales Pérez, professed priest of the Company of Jesus, founder of the Secular Institutes Cruzados e Cruzadas de Santa María ; born in Macuto, Venezuela on 30 October 1908, and died on 1 October 1994 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain;

- the heroic virtues of Servant of God Marcellino da Capradosso (né Giovanni Maoloni), professed layperson of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born on 22 September 1873 in Villa Sambuco di Castel di Lama and died on 26 February 1909 in Fermo, Italy;

- the heroic virtues of Servant of God Teresa Fardella De Blasi, widow and founder of the Institute of the Poor Daughters of the Crowned Virgin; born in New York, United States of America, on 24 May 1867 and died on 26 August 1957 in Trapani, Italy.