11 August, 2022

Pope Francisco decree authorizing the beatification of Rutilio Grande

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Pope Francisco yesterday authorized “Decree promulgating” for the beatification of the Jesuit priest, Rutilio Grande and two lay collaborators, killed in 1977 in El Salvador.

The news was confirmed by the official newspaper of the Vatican, Saturday morning, in Italy and according to this decree, the three Salvadorans were killed by “hatred of the faith”.

Vatican News, He also confirmed that the pope Francisco yesterday received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and “He authorized the respective decrees were promulgated”.

“With the Decree heroic virtues are recognized and they become venerable servants of God”, reads the information.

The news is confirmed, Friday after the chancellor of the Catholic Church, Monsignor Rafael Urrutia has recanted after publishing a letter in which he said had confirmed the beatification Rutilio Grande.

Minutes after the first statement, Urrutia published another letter in which he asked “ignore” to the first document, because the beatification had not been confirmed directly by the Vatican, but by the Jesuits in Peru.

The beatification is expected to take place in March, month that marks the 43 anniversary of the murder Grande and the two collaborators Manuel and Nelson Rutilio Lemus Solórsona.

The three were on their way to the celebration of Mass and the vehicle was driving in was ambushed by a military group that brutally massacred.

The Catholic community believes that the murder of Rutilio Grande, close friend of Archbishop Oscar Romero, marked the conversion to the option for the poor would lead to the Salvadoran bishop, Now Catholic saint, his martyrdom and murder in March 1980.