On March 5, 2004, a session was held for opening the tribunal of the Vicariate of Rome. Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar of the Holy Father for the diocese of Rome, presided.
On March 20 of the same month, the prelate of Opus Dei presided at the opening of the tribunal for the Prelature.
On June 28, 2012, in Rome, the Holy Father Benedict XVI signed a decree that recognizes the "heroic virtues" of Alvaro del Portillo, declaring that he can now be called "Venerable."
On July 5, 2013, Pope Francis signed the decree recognizing the miracle attributed to the intercession of Alvaro del Portillo, which opens the way to his beatification.
Link to a complete chronology of his cause is found below.