ROME, Italy — Reports said the beatification of Bishop Juan de PalafoxBishop Juan de Palafox | Photo by Puebla-mexico.comwas recently celebrated in a ceremony in Spain. Cardinal Angelo Amato, presided at the Mass on June 5.Palafox (1600-1659) was “a bishop and pastor of souls, a mystic, a writer and patron, a royal minister and advisor, a great teacher, but above all he was a saint, whose pastoral zeal consisted essentially in stamping out evil and sowing what is good and holy,” Cardinal Amato, the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said during the celebration.

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