DAILY CATHOLIC    FRI-SAT-SUN     December 17-19, 1999     vol. 10, no. 240

NEWS & VIEWS
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NEW BOOK DETAILS STATUS OF CANONIZATION CAUSES

        VATICAN (CWNews.com) -- The Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints is prepared to release a 730-page book, summarizing all of the causes for beatification and canonization which have come before the Congregation since it was established by Pope Sixtus V in 1588.

        The new volume will be presented by Archbishop Jose Saraiva Martins, the Portuguese-born prefect of the Congregation. It will include both the causes which have reached completion and those which are still under study.

        The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has produced similar volumes, on an irregular basis, since 1880. The last such book was published in 1988.

        The publication will not include the latest decrees, approved by the Congregation in October, which will remain secret until December 20, when they are read in the presence of Pope John Paul II.


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December 17-19, 1999       volume 10, no. 240
NEWS & VIEWS

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