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The Servant of God, Judge Rosario Livatino, who was killed by the mafia in 1990. The Servant of God, Judge Rosario Livatino, who was killed by the mafia in 1990. 

Pope advances causes for canonization with publication of Decrees

The Church recognizes the martyrdom of Rosario Angelo Livatino, killed “in odium fidei” (in hatred of the faith) by the Mafia in 1990; as well as the heroic virtues of seven other Servants of God.

During an audience granted to Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorized the publication of Decrees regarding:

 - the martyrdom of the Servant of God Rosario Angelo Livatino, layman; born 3 October 1952 at Canicatti, Italy; killed, in hatred of the faith, on the highway between Canicatti and Agrigento on 21 September 1990;

 - the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Vasco de Quiroga, Bishop of Michoacán, Mexico; born around 1470 in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain; died in Pátzcuaro, Mexico on 14 March 1565;

 - the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Bernardino Piccinelli (né Dino), of the Order of the Servants of Mary [Servites], titular Bishop of Gaudiaba and Auxiliary of Ancona; born 24 January 1905 at Madonna dei Fornelli, in the municipality of San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy; died at Ancona, Italy on 1 October 1984;

 - the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Antonio Vincenzo González Suárez, diocesan Priest; born 5 April 1817 at Agüimes, Spain; died at Las Palmas, Spain, on 22 June 1851;

 - the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Antonio Seghezzi, diocesan Priest; born 25 August 1906 in Premolo, Italy; died at Dachau, Germany, on 21 May 1945;

 - the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Bernardo Antonini, diocesan Priest; born 20 October 1932 at Cimego, Italy; died at Karganda, Kazakhstan on 27 March 2002;

 - the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Ignazio Stuchlý, Priest of the Society of Saint Francs de Sales [Salesians]; born 14 December 1869 in Bolesław, in what is now Poland; died in Lukov, Czech Republic on 17 January 1953;

 - the heroic virtue of the Servant of God Rosa Staltari, professed Religious of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary Most Holy, Co-Redemptrix; born 3 May 1951 at Antonimina, Italy; died in Palermo, Italy, on 4 January 1974.

22 December 2020, 14:43