Vatican City, Sep 8, 2020 / 12:30 pm
The Vatican has decreed that Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan, founder of the Salvatorians, will be beatified May 15, 2021, at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.
Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, will preside over the ceremony.
The news was announced jointly by the leaders of the three branches of the Salvatorian Family: Fr. Milton Zonta, superior general of the Society of the Divine Savior; Sr. Maria Yaneth Moreno, superior general of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Savior; and Christian Patzl, president of the International Community of the Divine Savior.
The beatification process of the German priest opened in 1942. In 2011, Benedict XVI recognized his heroic virtues, declaring him Venerable. On June 20 this year, Pope Francis approved his beatification after recognizing a miracle attributed to his intercession.