St. Peter Faber
January 20, 2014
Pope Francis issued a decree declaring one of his favourite Jesuits, Blessed Peter Faber, a saint.
The decree is what the Vatican terms an "equivalent canonization," in which the pope inserts the name of the new saint in the universal calendar of saints without verifying a miracle performed through his intercession and without holding a formal canonization ceremony.
The Vatican announced Dec. 17 that the pope formalized the church's recognition of the 16th-century priest who was a founding member of the Society of Jesus.
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