On March 17, 2021, the Holy Father Pope Francis had an audience with His Eminence, Marcello Cardinal SEMERARO, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the Congregation to promulgate the decree concerning the heroic virtues of the Servant of God, Leo VEUTHEY.
Friar Léon was born on March 3, 1896 in Dorénaz, Switzerland. His name at birth was Clovis. He professed his vows with the Order of Friars Minor Conventual and was ordained a priest. He died on June 7, 1974, in Rome.
The diocesan inquiry into the Cause of Canonization for Servant of God, Léon VEUTHEY was conducted between the years 2002-2007 in the Diocese of Rome. The positio was drafted and published in 2010. Now, Pope Francis has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish the decree on the heroic virtues of the Servant of God. From this point on, he may be called VENERABLE Servant of God.
To read a biography on our confrere, go to: https://www.ofmconv.net/en/servo-di-dio-fra-leon-veuthey-sacerdote-1896-1974/.
Friar Zdzisław Józef KIJAS, Postulator General