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

You May Also Be Interested In These Latest News Stories
[display-posts tag=”roberto-clemente” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″]
Join The Conversation On The KDKA Facebook Page
Stay Up To Date, Follow KDKA On Twitter