10 Russian Martyrs: Causes of Beatification move forward

In a session presided over by Archbishop Paolo Pezzi from the Archdiocese of the Mother of God in Moscow, the Church in Russia has announced timely updates in regards to numerous beatification processes.

Newsdesk (July 1, 2021 08:01 AM, Gaudium Press) The Church in Russia has updated the causes for the beatification of 10 Catholics murdered out of hatred for the faith. The martyrdoms took place in the last century.

“… murdered for hatred of the Faith.”

The beatification process is now known as “The case of beatification or proclamation of the martyrs of the Servants of God: Msgr. Antonio Malecki, titular Bishop of Dionysiana, apostolic administrator of Leningrad, and nine companions murdered for hatred of the faith.”

Together with Msgr. Malecki (1861-1935) cause of beatification, there are the causes of priests Constantine Butkiewicz (1867-1923), Jan Trojgo (1881-1932), Pavel Chomicz (1893-1941), Franciszek Budrys (1882-1937), Antony Czerwinski (1881-1938), Sister Catherine Abrikosova OPL (1883-1936), and laywoman Camilla Krucnickzela (1892-1937). To these, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints allowed the incorporation of Msgr. Karol Sliwowski (1855-1933), Bishop of Vladivostok, and Fr. Anthony Dzemeshkevich (1881-1938), who served in the parishes of Nizhny Novgorod and Vladimir.

All of these people perished after the establishment of communism in Russia.

Other pending causes of Beatification

Three priests of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception will see their causes now promoted by their Congregation and the Cause of the Pallottine priest Stanislaus Szulminski (1894-1941).

This update moves forward all these pending causes, so the diocesan phase of the process will be concluded in a short time. In the next stage of the process, the cases will be sent to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome.

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With files from Aica.org


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