Syrian Catholic priest from India among sainthood causes advanced by pope

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2018 / 11:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has approved the advancement of the causes of eight Servants of God, all priests and religious, including Fr. Varghese Payyappilly of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, based in Kerala, India.

The pope met with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, April 14, giving his approval for eight Servants of God to be recognized as ‘Venerable.’

One of these causes was Fr. Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, who was born in Perumanoor, India on Aug. 8, 1876.

Fr. Payyappilly was a priest for the Syro-Malabar Catholic …read more

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