The Archdiocese of Manila has opened the resumption of the trigger for beatification and sainthood of Father George J. Willmann, a U.S. Jesuit priest credited for the exceptional progress of the Knights of Columbus within the Philippines.
CBCP Information mentioned the native course of for the beatification and canonization was reopened throughout a July 4 ceremony led by Manila Archbishop Cardinal Jose Advincula on the chapel of the archdiocese in Intramuros.
In his homily, the Manila prelate described Father Willmann “as a person who lived the Gospel in a heroic manner.”
“We hope and pray that via his trigger, we are able to supply one other exemplary and dauntless mannequin of Christian discipleship in our fashionable occasions,” Advincula mentioned.
“Could via his intercession, true conversion and renewal of our Philippine Church and society be realized,” he added.
It was in December 2015 when the archdiocesan section was first opened throughout Mass led by the then archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, on the Manila Cathedral.
Nonetheless, the work within the archdiocese was placed on maintain as a result of of some technical norms that need to be thought-about within the causes of saints.
In response to the 2007 instruction Santorum Mater of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the trigger should be opened by the bishop of the diocese the place the Servant of God died.
Father Willmann died of a coronary heart assault in New York on Sept. 14, 1977 after attending a supreme conference of the Knights of Columbus.
In 2019, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York granted the switch of competence to open the explanation for Father Willmann from his archdiocese to the Manila archdiocese.
The Catholic Bishops’ Convention of the Philippines (CBCP) throughout its plenary meeting in January 2020 accredited the initiation of the native inquiry to the explanation for the Jesuit priest within the Manila archdiocese.
In 2021, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints granted the Archdiocese of Manila a “nihil obstat” to open the Explanation for Father Willmann.
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