Vatican City, Oct 19, 2021 / 07:05 am
The Vatican has introduced formal regulations for postulators — those who help guide the process behind the declaration of a saint in the Catholic Church.
The norms are part of the reform of the administration of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which began in 2016.
The regulations for postulators, set out in 86 points, are designed to clarify the tasks and procedures, and to prevent conflicts of interest.
Pope Francis approved the rules at the end of August, and the congregation’s prefect, Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, signed the document on Oct. 11.