Friday, 17 July 2015

Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky's Heroic Virtues Proclaimed

Kyr Andrey toward the end of his life
In the afternoon of 16 July 2015, Pope Francis received in a private audience the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato. During the audience, the Holy Father approved decrees recognizing the heroic virtues of several Servants of God. The first among these was Andrey Roman Alexander Maria Sheptytsky (1865–1944), Metropolitan-Archbishop of Lviv-Halych. This formal declaration represents one of the penultimate stages in the beatification process. Once a miracle attributed to the intercession of Sheptytsky is formally recognized, Kyr Andrey will be declared a Blessed of the Universal Church. The cause for his beatification had been introduced in 1958. With this declaration, the "Servant of God" becomes "Venerable" Andrey.

Interview with Christopher Wells for Vatican Radio 

Україномовна стаття Ватиканського Радія

Press release of Sheptytsky Institute, Ottawa