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Only In Print: Who Says a Relic Is Real? The Vatican Has A Process

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Retired Msgr. Robert J. Sarno’s career spans nearly a half century, with 38 years serving the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.

Father Mike Vricella of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Williamsburg, presents a relic of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini) along with its certificate of authenticity. (Photo: Bill Miller)

From 1983 through 2020, the Brooklyn native participated in the gathering of evidence for, and even against, the canonization of prospective saints. The supervisory congregation also oversees the authentication of relics of beatified individuals on the road to sainthood…

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