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Beatification Process News Releases--
3--Five New Blesseds for the Church & World.
28--Rabbi Dedicated Psalm to Pope Pius IX.
20--Press Campaign & Beatification Scheduled for 9/3.
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CITY, DEC 22 (ZENIT).- Pius IX, the last Pope to hold
power, will be beatified in the year 2000. His dramatic reign
at the time of the birth of the Italian nation, and was marked by
persecutions by the Freemasons. . .
IX's cause for beatification was one of the longest and most
in Church history. It was begun under Pius X on February 11,
and was re-launched by Benedict XV, without much success, and
by Pius XI. After the Second World War, the process was
by Pius XII on December 7, 1954. The cause advanced during
VI's pontificate. The collection of the acts of the canonical
(i.e. "positio") was completed, including the analysis of the
life, questioning of the witnesses and evaluations by
decree on the heroic exercise of theological and cardinal virtues
finally promulgated by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on
6, 1985, and approved by John Paul II, allowing his proclamation as
Among Pius IX's most outstanding virtues were his
love for the Church, his charity, and his high regard for
priesthood and for missionaries. The miracle attributed to Pius IX,
was verified by the Medical Commission on January 15, 1986, and
proclaimed on Monday of this week, was the inexplicable
of a French nun. continued
dedicated on the Feast
of the Chair of St. Peter, 2000