VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable Bishop Álvaro del Portillo, the second leader of Opus Dei, after recognizing the miraculous healing of a newborn who had suffered major cardiac arrest.
Opus Dei Father C. John McCloskey, told Catholic News Agency July 8 that the bishop was notable for “his humility and his serenity and good humor.”
Father McCloskey said he felt “joy” at the announcement, realizing “the great good for the Church this will be.”
On July 5, Pope Francis signed a decree recognizing a miracle obtained through the intercession of Bishop del Portillo.
The miracle involves the August 2003 healing of Chilean newborn Jose Ignacio Ureta...READ MORE