Congregation for the Causes of Saints

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The Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Congregatio de Causis Sanctorum) is the congregation of the Roman Curia that oversees the complex process that leads to the canonization of saints, passing through the steps of a declaration of "heroic virtues" and beatification.wikipedia
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Marcello Bartolucci

The current Prefect (appointed 31 August 2018) is Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, while the current Secretary (appointed 29 December 2010) is Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci.
He has held the rank of archbishop since 2011 and has been the Secretary of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 29 December 2010.

Giovanni Angelo Becciu

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The current Prefect (appointed 31 August 2018) is Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, while the current Secretary (appointed 29 December 2010) is Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci.
Pope Francis made him a cardinal on 28 June 2018 and he became head the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 31 August 2018.

Saint

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The Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Congregatio de Causis Sanctorum) is the congregation of the Roman Curia that oversees the complex process that leads to the canonization of saints, passing through the steps of a declaration of "heroic virtues" and beatification.
Monsignor Robert Sarno, an official of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints of the Holy See, expressed that it is impossible to give an exact number of saints.

Fulton J. Sheen

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Abp. Fulton J. Sheen
In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints stating that he lived a life of "heroic virtues" – a major step towards beatification – so he is now referred to as "Venerable."

Miracle

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After preparing a case, including the approval of miracles, the case is presented to the Pope, who decides whether or not to proceed with beatification or canonization.
The process is overseen by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Devasahayam Pillai

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Devasahayam Pillai
On 28 June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree regarding the martyrdom of Devasahayam Pillai and he was referred to as "Venerable".

Canonization

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The Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Congregatio de Causis Sanctorum) is the congregation of the Roman Curia that oversees the complex process that leads to the canonization of saints, passing through the steps of a declaration of "heroic virtues" and beatification.
The Apostolic constitution Divinus Perfectionis Magister of Pope John Paul II of 25 January 1983 and the norms issued by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 7 February 1983 to implement the constitution in dioceses, continued the simplification of the process initiated by Pope Saint Paul VI.

Istifan al-Duwayhi

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Patriarch Istifan al-Duwayhi
He was declared Servant of God by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints under Protocol number 2145.

Maria Torribia

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Maria Torribia
She herself was eventually beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, and is known in Spain as Santa María de la Cabeza (in English, "Saint Mary of the Head"). Her cause for sainthood is currently on process, within the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Corrado Bafile

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Corrado Bafile (4 July 1903 – 3 February 2005) was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints from 1975 to 1980, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1976.

Beatification

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The Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Congregatio de Causis Sanctorum) is the congregation of the Roman Curia that oversees the complex process that leads to the canonization of saints, passing through the steps of a declaration of "heroic virtues" and beatification.
John Paul II's successor, Pope Benedict XVI, removed the custom of holding beatification rites in the Vatican with the Pope presiding; they now can be held where the subject lived with the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints designated to preside over the ceremony as Papal Delegate.

Sebastiano Martinelli

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Sebastiano Martinelli, O.S.A. (8 February 1909 – 4 July 1918)
Sebastiano Martinelli (20 August 1848 – 4 July 1918) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Prefect of the Congregation of Rites.

Angelo Amato

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Angelo Amato (pro-prefect 2008–2010, prefect 2010–2018)
Angelo Amato, S.D.B. (born 8 June 1938) is an Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints between 2008 and 2018.

Paolo Bertoli

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Paolo Bertoli (1969–1973)
Paolo Bertoli S.T.D. JUD (1 February 1908 – 8 November 2001) was a Roman Catholic Cardinal and Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Luigi Raimondi

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Luigi Raimondi (1973–1975)
He served as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints from 1973 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1973.

Servant of God

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With the changes in the canonization process introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1983, a College of Relators was added to prepare the cases of those declared as Servants of God.
The process for canonization is under the jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Michele Di Ruberto

Michele Di Ruberto (5 May 2007 – 29 December 2010)
He currently Secretary Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

José Saraiva Martins

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José Saraiva Martins (1998–2008)
He is the Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, having served as prefect from 1998 to 2008.

Charles I of Austria

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Charles I of Austria
On 14 April 2003, the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints in the presence of Pope John Paul II, promulgated Charles of Austria's "heroic virtues," and he thereby acquired the title of venerable.

Alberto Bovone

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Alberto Bovone (pro-prefect 1995–1998, prefect 1998)
He served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints from 1995 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1998.

Angelo Felici

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Angelo Felici (1988–1995)
Before this role he served as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints from 1988 to 1995.

Thevarparampil Kunjachan

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Thevarparampil Kunjachan
completed after ten years and was submitted at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 12 February 1997.

Congregation (Roman Curia)

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The Congregation for the Causes of Saints (Congregatio de Causis Sanctorum) is the congregation of the Roman Curia that oversees the complex process that leads to the canonization of saints, passing through the steps of a declaration of "heroic virtues" and beatification.

Pope Paul VI

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On 8 May 1969, Pope Paul VI issued the Apostolic Constitution Sacra Rituum Congregatio, dividing it into two congregations, the Congregation for the Divine Worship and one for the causes of saints.
On 20 December 2012, Pope Benedict XVI, in an audience with the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Angelo Amato, declared that the late pontiff had lived a life of heroic virtue, which means that he could be called "Venerable".

Mariam Thresia Chiramel

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Sr. Maria Theresa Chiramel
The beatification process opened in Irinjalakuda on 12 July 1982 after the C.C.S (Congregation for the Causes of Saints) titled her as a Servant of God and issued the official "nihil obstat" (nothing against) to the cause while the cognitional process opened on 14 May 1983 and concluded its business on 24 September 1983; the C.C.S. later validated the process after its conclusion in Rome on 8 November 1985 and received the Positio dossier from the postulation a decade later in 1997.