Rome Newsroom, Aug 27, 2022 / 08:33 am
At the consistory on Saturday, Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints, announced that the pope set Oct. 9 as the date for the canonization of Blessed Artemide Zatti together with Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini.
Pope Francis previously approved the canonization in a degree promulgated on May 21, 2022.
Artemide Zatti was born in Italy, but emigrated to Argentina with his family in 1897, at the age of 16. The family left their homeland due to extreme poverty. At the age of nine, Zatti was already helping his parents by working as a farmhand.
The pope gave his approval on April 9 to a miracle received through Zatti’s intercession, paving the way for his canonization as a saint.