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Giuseppe Lazzati to beatification

Milan, November 6, 2013
This morning , at the end of the Mass celebrated in the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio for the inauguration of the academic year 2013-2014 at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart , Cardinal Angelo Scola has announced the promulgation of the decree on the heroic virtues of the Venerable Giuseppe Lazzati . Significant the choice of the announcement of the promulgation , right at the beginning of a new academic year and applications in which the prof. Lazzati was a student (1927-1931) , professor ( since 1939 ) and Rector ( 1968-1983 ) .

In 1991 , five years after his death, as prescribed by the canonical norms , the Secular Institute of Christ the King, with the consent convinced of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and Catholic Action , he promoted the cause of canonization : l ' diocesan inquiry ended in 1996, thanks to the support and encouragement of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini , archbishop of Milan. Elaborate the Positio with the valuable work of the late Dr. Armando Oberti , it was subjected to the examination of the Theological Commission ( 7 October 2011) , then to that of the Commission of Cardinals and Bishops (4 June 2013) of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints finally presented to Pope Francis, who on July 5 authorized the publication of the decree . "We thank the Lord for this new gift that is the Ambrosian Church - said Cardinal Scola - . It adds another element , after those of Blessed Contardo Ferrini and Venerable Ludovico Necchi and Armida Barelli , the mosaic of holiness that the Catholic university is composing in his valuable history of the Church and the Italian Company , faithful to the mission entrusted by Achilles Ratti, who inaugurated (7 December 1921) shortly before becoming Pope Pius XI saying that " Catholic University means the union of faith and science fact alive and fruitful reality . '"

The decree - issued at the end of the examination of the case at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints - defines Lazzati "Venerable", the title given to those servants of God which has been recognized the heroic virtues. This title does not require the assignment of any form of worship, but note that, according to a survey by human judgment based on historical-critical, given that he lived in an exemplary manner faithful to its Christian vocation. With the decree recognized the first condition required by current regulations for the beatification; the second condition, for anyone who is not a martyr, is the finding - yet to get to Lazzati - at least one miracle obtained through the intercession of the Venerable.