The archdiocese has officially closed an 18-month cause and submitted its work to Rome where it will be assessed whether Father Paul Wattson, S.A., should advance to the next steps necessary to become a canonized saint of the Catholic Church.

“It’s an affirmation from above we’ve come this far,” said Cardinal Dolan in opening a meeting on the matter March 9 at the New York Catholic Center in Manhattan. “I’m grateful to God but I’m also grateful to all of you. I sense that we have around the table people who are passionate for their devotion to the cause. Thank you for all you’ve done to bring us to this stage of the journey.”

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