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Vatican to Hear Cause for Beatification of Brother James Miller

The Vatican will formally hear the cause for the beatification of Brother James (Santiago) Miller, FSC, in March 2018. An American missionary, Brother James was killed in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, on February 13, 1982. The cause for beatification was undertaken by the Diocese of Huehuetenango in 2009 and received the Decree of Validity in Rome in July 2010 when he was designated a Servant of God and a martyr for the faith. Because Brother James is considered a martyr, a miracle was not necessary for his beatification, but will be necessary for canonization, or the full declaration of sainthood. February 13, 2017, marked the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of Brother James.

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