Sunday, August 7, 2011

Victim of the National Socialists to be Beatified

Bl. Carl Lampert

On the of November, the Vorarlberg Priest Carl Lampert (†1944).  This has been reported by the Diocese of Feldkirch last Friday.  The Martyr saw the light of the world in January in 1894 in what is today the 3.000 population village of Göfis in the state of Vorarlberg in Western Austria. He was condemned with ten other men, two of whom were priests, for "the Degradation of national security and radio broadcasting violations," on 13. November 1944.  The beatification will be celebrated by the Prefect for the Congregation for Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,  Cardinal Angelo Amato.

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