By: Southern Cross

A simple ceremony at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Savannah on March 16 marked a significant step in the process that may lead to the beatification of the five Franciscan friars who bore witness to their Christian faith with their blood on the Georgia coast in September 1597.

Bishop J. Kevin Boland officially closed the Diocesan Process, ordering the sealing of the records for preservation in the archives, and the transmission of notarized and authenticated copies to the Congregation of the Causes of Saints in Rome.


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