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VATICAN CITY, JUNE 23, 2004 (Zenit) - In Clementine Hall in the presence of John Paul II and various officials, 16 decrees were promulgated, relating to the heroic virtues, martyrdoms and miracles of diverse "servants of God."

The decrees concern the following causes, as reported by the Vatican Information Service:

Heroic virtues

-- Servant of God Pedro Tarrés i Claret, Spain, priest of the Archdiocese of Barcelona, (1905-1950).

-- Servant of God Augustine Thevarparampil, Indian, called "Kunjachan," priest of the Eparchy of Palai, India (1891-1973).

-- Servant of God Julia of the Thorns of the Sacred Heart, born Julia Navarrete Guerriero, Mexican, founder of the Institute of the Religious Missionaries, Daughters of the Most Pure Virgin Mary (1881-1974).

-- Servant of God Alfonsa Clerici, Italian, religious of Congregation of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in Monza, Italy (1860-1930).

-- Servant of God María Crescencia, born María Angélica Pérez, Argentine, religious of the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden (1897-1932).

-- Servant of God Serafina Gregoris, born Vittoria, Italian, religious of the Institute of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King (1873-1935).


-- Servants of God, José Trinidad Rangel Montańo, Mexico, priest of the Diocese of Leon (1887-1927), Andrés Solá Molist, Spanish, priest of the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians) (1895-1927), and Leonardo Pérez Larios, Mexican, layperson (1883-1927), martyred in Rancho de San Joaquin during the religious persecution in Mexico.

-- Servant of God, Darío Acosta Zurita, Mexican, priest of the Diocese of Veracruz (1908-1931), killed during the religious persecution in Mexico.

-- Servants of God Lucas de San José, born José Tristany Pujol, Spanish, priest of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites (1872-1936), killed for the faith in Barcelona; Leonardo José, born José María Aragonés Mateu, religious of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian School (1886-1936), killed for the faith in Traveseres; Apolonia the Blessed Sacrament, born Apolonia Lizárraga, nun of the Congregation of the Carmelites of Charity (1877-1936), killed for the faith in Barcelona; and 61 companions, killed for the faith during the religious persecution in Spain between 1936-1937.

-- Servant of God Brother Bernardo, born Plácido Fábrega Juliá, of the Institute of the Marist Brothers of the Schools (1889-1934), killed for the faith in Barruelo during the religious persecution in Spain.

-- Servants of God Anacleto González Flores, Mexican, layperson (1888-1927), killed for the faith in Guadalajara, and seven lay companions, killed for the faith during the religious persecution in Mexico between 1927-1928.

-- Servant of God José Sánchez del Río, Mexican, layperson (1913-1928), killed for the faith the religious persecution in Mexico.


-- Venerable Servant of God Pedro Tarrés i Claret, Spanish, priest of the Archdiocese of Barcelona (1905-1950).

-- Venerable Servant of God Maria Pia Mastena, née Teresa Maria, Italian, founder of the Institute of Sisters of the Holy Face (1881-1951).

-- Venerable Servant of God Eurosia Fabris Barban, Italian, widow, wife and mother, of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi (1866-1932).

-- Venerable Servant of God Pina Suriano, Italian, layperson (1915-1950).


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