Jacopo Scaramuzzi of the “Vatican Insider” wrote about Pope Francis’ words to the Dehonians during their audience with him on June 5. Click here to read the original Italian text. The following is an English translation by Fr. Bernie Rosinski:
“I want this beatification process to go well” is what Pope Francis said to the general chapter of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Dehonians) on the matter of the beatification process of the founder of this religious order, Leo Gustave Dehon.
Declared Venerable by John Paul II in 1997, the cause for the beatification of Dehon was suspended in 2005 afterwards because of accusations of anti-Semitism in one of his writings.