Sunday, March 16, 2008

Vatican Declares Knights of Columbus Founder 'Venerable'

Great news coming from the Supreme council today as we learn about the distinction of 'Venerable Servant of God' from Pope Benedict XVI. This step forward in the process, that many knights have been patiently awaiting, brings Fr. Michael McGivney closer toward sainthood.

Father Michael J. McGivney would be first American born priest to be declared a saint

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pope Benedict XVI
Saturday approved a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. The pope's declaration significantly advances the priest's process toward sainthood and gives the parish priest the distinction of 'Venerable Servant of God.' If canonized, Fr. McGivney would be the first American born priest to be so honored."

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