Number of articles: 87

Decree on the Heroic Virtues of Alvaro del Portillo

Decree signed by Benedict XVI on June 28, 2012 recognizing the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Alvaro del Portillo.

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John Paul II and Alvaro del Portillo

A brief video about the friendship between John Paul II and Bishop Alvaro del Portillo.

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John Paul II and John XXIII to be canonized; Alvaro del Portillo to be beatified

This morning Pope Francis signed decrees approving miracles obtained through the intercession of Blessed John Paul II and Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, first successor of Saint Josemaría as the head of Opus Dei, and approved the canonization of Blessed John XXIII.

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Pope Declares Alvaro del Portillo "Venerable"

On June 28, Benedict XVI signed a decree that recognizes the "heroic virtues" of Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaría Escrivá.

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A step in Don Alvaro's process of canonization

The Diocese of Rome has finsihed collecting testimony from those who knew Alvaro del Portillo. This documentation will now be sent to the Vatican. We offer a video summary of the official act that closed this stage of the process.

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News of the Cause of Bishop Alvaro

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.

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A priest and a father

An article by Bishop Javier Echevarría, published in L'Osservatore Romana on the day Bishop Alvaro del Portillo died.

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