Skip to comments.‘Holy Mayor’ Giorgio La Pira Takes Next Step to Sainthood
Posted on 07/09/2018 6:06:16 PM PDT by marshmallow
Vatican City, Jul 5, 2018 / 11:50 am (CNA).- Most mayors do not live in unheated monastic cells, deliver candy from Orthodox patriarchs to the pope, or become ambassadors for international peace.
Giorgio La Pira was not like most mayors.
The cause for sainthood for Giorgio La Pira, the holy mayor of Florence, was moved forward on July 5 as Pope Francis authorized the decrees of heroic virtue for the Italian politician, along with three other Servants of God.
Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on Thursday, and approved Giorgio La Pira (1904 - 1977), Carlo Acutis (1991 - 2006), Pietro Di Vitale (1916 - 1940), and Alessia González-Barros y González (1971 - 1985) to each bear the title of Venerable.
As the mayor of Florence from 1951 to 1965, La Piras influence extended well beyond his municipality. He made several official trips behind the Iron Curtain to Russia, China and Vietnam during the Cold War to promote peace and human rights, which were virtually unheard of among Western politicians. Before traveling to Moscow, La Pira visited Fatima and wrote to cloistered religious orders asking for their prayers for his journey.
At home in Italy, La Pira advocated for the poor and for workers rights. He also contributed to the writing of the Italian Constitution after World War II.
La Pira's political perspectives were controversial in Italy, and some have criticized his openness to dialogue with communist parties and leaders.
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If he wasnt a saint while alive, he wont become one now... according to Scripture.
“If he wasnt a saint while alive, he wont become one now... according to Scripture.”
Canonization is recognition of sainthood, not the making of a saint. And I think you knew that.
‘Holy Mayor’ Giorgio La Pira Takes Next Step to Sainthood
There is only one step to sainthood - entrust yourself to Christ alone for salvation.
“There is only one step to sainthood - entrust yourself to Christ alone for salvation.”
And I think you still know that the article is about canonization.
Yes, a false recognition of sainthood, using non-biblical criteria, and paid for by advocates.
It is the opposite of Gods recognition of every true believer in Christ is a saint.
“Yes, a false recognition of sainthood, using non-biblical criteria, and paid for by advocates.”
Actually there’s nothing false about it nor is the criteria non-biblical. The criteria is holiness.
“It is the opposite of Gods recognition of every true believer in Christ is a saint.”
No, actually it isn’t. And, again, I think you know that. But that won’t stop you now will it?
It is false, including a requirement for miracles.
“It is false, including a requirement for miracles.”
It is not false and miracles have always been known as a sign of the power of God.
The Roman process of canonization includes requirements God doesn't require.
So have at it. Believe as you will.
It is interesting that you think adhering to the Scriptures makes someone a "religious psychopath."
Equally interesting that you equate the Holy Scriptures God gave to Christians with the Taliban.
Thanks for sharing.
Except that that's not what he or I believe, is it. Miracles are a requirement for canonization, which is the public and infallible recognition of someone's sainthood, and the formal proclamation that they exhibited heroic Christian virtue worthy of emulation. Miracles are not a requirement for sainthood per se.
But go ahead; keep up your strawman arguments.
which is the public and infallible recognition of someone’s sainthood
God never requires a miracle to publically recognize a saint.
Scripture never teaches there is any infallible way to recognize someones sainthood.
God simply declares all true believers as saints.
Nor does God have a procedure involving money and advocacy to recognize sainthood.
It is all man made religion.
God made a simple declaration.
Rome made it pagan.
I only took one: toward Jesus.
What a waste of time.
Every PROT knows this.
"Take heed that no man deceive you."
- Matthew 24:4,
"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
- Matthew 24:24,25.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
Dont let anyone deceive you in any way,
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