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.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Game Commission Approves 2-Week Deer Season, Ban Rifles From Turkey Hunts
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.READ MORE: Federal Agency Issues Alert For Raw Ground Turkey Products With Potential Link To Salmonella
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/MORE NEWS: Teenage Girls Accused Of Setting House Fire In Ferndale That Sent Officer, Firefighter To Hospital
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