PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A movement to have Pittsburgh Pirates’ legend Roberto Clemente canonized as a saint has gotten a show of support from The Vatican.

The effort is being led by Pittsburgh native Richard Rossi.

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He says he received a letter Friday from a representative for the Pope, the United States Apostolic Nunciature, blessing the effort.

It says Rossi followed proper procedure in putting together Clemente’s case.

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The matter will now be directed to Puerto Rico’s archbishop.

Rossi also wrote and directed a film about Clemente’s life.

For more information on the effort to get Clemente declared a saint, visit: http://catholicnewswire.blogspot.com/

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