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Five Yellow Fever Priests – Shreveport Martyrs – Declared Servants of God
October 21, 2020
In a letter of May 19, 2020, your Excellency asked this Congregation of the Causes of the Saints of the Holy See whether, there might be something against the cause of beatification and canonization based on the oblation of life of the servant of God Jon Pierre, Diocese and Priest, who died in the year of our Lord 1873.
The matter being examined, it pleases me to inform your Excellency that, from the part of the Holy See, there are no obstacles such that the cause of beatification and canonization can be carried out based on the oblation of life of the same servant of God, observing the “Norms to be observed and inquiries made by bishops in the Causes of Saints” of February 7, 1983, of this same congregation and the apostolic letter “Maiorem hac dilectionem” motu proprio of the Supreme Pontiff Francis dated July 11, 2017.
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Fr. Peter Mangum, along with Bishop Francis I. Malone, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, Holy Trinity Pastor Fr. Duane Trombetta, St. Matthew-Monroe Pastor Fr. Mark Franklin, book authors/cause contributors W. Ryan Smith and Dr. Cheryl White & Diocesan Dir. of Communicagtions John Mark Willcox hold press conference announcing Five Priests designation as Servants of God.