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Thursday, June 12, 2014


Vatican City, 12 June 2014 (VIS) – During this morning's ordinary public consistory in the Vatican the Holy Father decreed that on 23 November 2014, festivity of Christ King of the Universe, the following blesseds will be inscribed in the book of saints:

- Blessed Giovanni Antonio Farina, bishop of Vicenza, Italy, and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Saint Dorothy, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts.

- Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the Holy Family, Indian priest and founder of the Congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate.

- Blessed Ludovico de Casoria, Italian professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor, founder of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth (“Bigie”).

- Blessed Nicola da Longobardi, Italian professed oblate of the Order of Minims.

- Blessed Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart, Indian professed religious of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel.

- Blessed Amato Ronconi, Italian layperson of the Third Order of St. Francis, founder of the founder of the Hospital-Hospice for Poor Pilgrims of Saludecio, now the Beato Amato Ronconi Nursing Home.

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