(ANS - Vatican City) - On 16 December 2020, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints communicated to the Archbishop of Lima (Peru), Mons Carlo Castillo Mattasoglio, the authorization from the Holy See for the opening of the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Luigi Bolla (1932-2013), Professed Priest of the Society of St. Francis de Sales, missionary among the Shuar and Achuar of Ecuador and Peru. Similarly, dated January 13, 2021, the authorization was granted by the Holy See for the opening of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Mother Rosetta Marchese (1922-1984), Professed Sister of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and superior general. The communication was made to his eminence by Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Vicar General of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome.
Fr Luigi Bolla and Mother Rosetta Marchese are part of the charism born with Don Bosco and are witnesses of that hope which is a plant with deep roots, which start from afar; roots that grow stronger through difficult seasons and paths that require a lot of sacrifice.
For the whole Salesian Family today they are a strong stimulus to never lose hope, but rather to cultivate a hopeful gaze towards life and to never extinguish it in one's own heart. They are lights that invite us to bring the joy of the Gospel to every corner of the earth, with Don Bosco's own apostolic passion.