The Fides News Agency is reporting the death of Salesian Father Pasquale Liberatore, postulator of the cause of beatification of Pope John Paul I, Albino Luciani Pasquale.

The Salesian priest died October 31 at the age of 71.  He was the Salesian Congregation’s general postulator of the causes of the saints.

Father Liberatore was born in Palazzao San Gervasio on March 27, 1932.  He was ordained to the priesthood in 1958 and held various posts at the Salesian Headquarters.

According to Fides, in September of 1990, “he was summoned to the offices of the Salesian Superior and since 1992 he was general postulador of the causes the saints, a task he carried out with much dedication.”