Journey to Beatification of Giuseppe Ambrosoli

Journey to Beatification of Giuseppe Ambrosoli

Journey to Beatification of Giuseppe Ambrosoli

The beatification process passed its first hurdle after the forum for the local process was moved on 16 April 1999 from Lira (where the late priest died) to Gulu. The cause commenced under Pope John Paul II on 17 July 1999 after the Congregation for the Causes of Saints issued the edict declaring “nihil obstat” (no objections to the cause) and titled Ambrosoli as a Servant of God.

Archbishop John Baptist Odama inaugurated the diocesan process of investigation in Gulu on 22 August 1999 and later closed the investigation on 4 February 2001 before all documents were sent to the C.C.S. in Rome for further investigation.

But this could not happen until another process was held in Como which Renato Corti oversaw from 7 November 1999 until 30 June 2001. The C.C.S. validated these processes on 4 June 2004 and received the Positio dossier from the postulation in 2009 for investigation.

The nine Theologians issued unanimous approval for the cause at their meeting at 5:00 pm on 4 December 2014. The congregation’s Promoter of the Faith Carlo Pellegrino chaired the meeting of the Theologians and referred the cause to the Cardinal and Bishop members of the congregation for their decision.

The congregation’s prefect Cardinal Angelo Amato chaired the meeting of the C.C.S. on 15 December 2015 in which approval was granted for the cause after looking over the Positio.

He was proclaimed to be Venerable after Pope Francis confirmed his heroic virtue and named him Venerable on 17 December 2015.

Medical experts confirmed a miracle attributed to him on 28 March 2019. Pope Francis later confirmed a miracle attributed to him on 28 November 2019 which enabled the late priest to be beatified.

The celebration had been first scheduled to be held in Kalongo on 22 November 2020 and then it was announced that due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic the beatification would be postponed to 21 November 2021. But that was postponed once again with ruminations about an Easter date in 2022 until it was confirmed on 7 February 2022 that the beatification would be celebrated on 20 November 2022.

The current postulator for this cause is the Comboni priest Arnaldo Baritussio

Source: The Kalongo Times