The Secretariat of State of the Holy See has written to the Postulator General of the Friars Minor Conventual, informing him by letter No. 423.517, dated October 17, 2018, that the Holy Father has authorized the beatification of four venerable Argentinian martyrs.
The document concerns the Most Reverend Enrico Angelo ANGELELLI CARLETTI, Bishop of La Rioja, Argentina; Father Gabriel Giuseppe Ruggero LONGUEVILLE, a diocesan priest; Friar Carlo di Dio MURIAS, OFM Conv., a priest of the “Rioplatense” Province of St. Anthony of Padua in Argentina-Uruguay; and Wenceslao PEDERNERA, a layman and the father of a family. All four were killed in odium fidei in Argentina in 1976.
The Rite of Beatification will be celebrated on April 27, 2019, in the city of La Rioja, Argentina. His Eminence, Angelo Cardinal BECCIU, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will represent the Holy Father.
The Postulator General, Friar Damian PĂTRAŞCU, OFM Conv., has been taking care of the process for all four.
On June 9, 2018, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decrees recognizing the martyrdom of these four.
Let us give glory to God, the source of all holiness.
Friar Damian PĂTRAŞCU, Postulator General