Highlights of the Cause for Canonization

1946
Opening of the Preliminary Process.

1952
Official Opening of the Canonical Informative Process. This
is the formal beginning, at the diocesan level, of the Cause for the Canonization of Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

2 July 1979
Diocesan process concluded and documentation on Jacinta Marto presented to the Congregation of Saints

3 August 1979
Diocesan process concluded and documentation on Francisco Marto presented to the Congregation of Saints

13 May 1989
Pope John Paul approves the decree on the Heroic
Virtues of the Servants of God Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

28 June 1999
Pope John Paul approves a miracle attributed to the Venerable Servants of God Francisco & Jacinta Marto.

13 May 2000
At Fatima, in Portugal, on the 83rd anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto were declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II.


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