MEETING in the Vatican, the Cardinals, consultors and theologians of the Sacred Congregation of Rites discussed two miracles attributed to the intercession of Blessed Dominic Savio, a 14-year-old pupil of St. John Bosco, and proposed for his canonisation.
The canonisation is due to take place on June 13.
Blessed Maria Crocifissa di Roma, foundress of the Handmaids of Charity. Blessed Peter Chanel, a French priest martyred on the Island of Futuna in the Tonga archipelago, Blessed Vincent Pallotti, founder of the Pallotine Fathers. Bishop Gaspar del Bufalo, and Blessed Giuseppe Pignatelli. a Spanish Jesuit, will also be canonised.
Dominic Savio was born in 1842 in Riva de Chieri, near Turin. Don Bosco received him into the Salesian Oratory of Valdocco, Turin. He died on March 9, 1857.
Dominic was beatified during the 1950 Holy Year.
The Sacred Congregation also examined and discussed the report on the writings of the Servant of God Caesar Marie Barzaghi, a Barnabite priest.
Caesar Barzaghi was born at Legolario in 1863, he received the habit of the Barnabites at the age of 15 and was ordained in 1886. He taught at the College of St. Francis at Lodi and led a life of tireless religious activity among the people. He died on May 4, 1941.