The beatification process of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky

August 25, 2015

During the Patriarchal Sobor in Ivano-Frankivsk, Patriarch Sviatoslav shared the information about the beatification process of Metroplitan Andrey Sheptycky. Patriarch Sviatoslav said, that the process of historical research, which lasted almost half a century ended this year with a declaration of the heroic virtues of Metropolitan Andrey. On Thursday July 16, 2015, Holy Father Pope Francis proclaimed him Venerable of the Catholic Church.

The beatification process of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky is on the final stage – the final decision has to be made by doctors. The need for confirmation of a miracle obtained by the intercession of the Metropolitan Sheptytsky is required. This miracle which occurred in the US was canonically recorded and still requires credibility assessment from an independent medical committee. That medical committee would examine all of the medical evidences before and after recovery and then make the final statement about miraculous healing. It's a pretty complicated process. When it is completed, then we can say that the process of beatification is over and we can have a solemn proclamation of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky as Blessed.

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