Pope Francis did draw special attention to the fact that Tuesday, May 24 — when Cardinal Zen is reportedly due back in court — is the liturgical memorial of Our Lady, Help of Christians.
Worthy reception is key, as the Catechism and Code of Canon Law explain.
This is not the first time that Bishop Álvarez, who has been a clear defender of human rights and freedom in Nicaragua, has been harassed by the police working for the Ortega government.
There have been testimonies of his ability to heal the sick, levitate in prayer and bilocate, according to the Archbishop Camomot Committee in Cebu. The May 21 papal decree also recognized other holy men and women.
At one time, St. John Vianney was her family’s parish priest.