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2008 | 25 | 39-57

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Współcześni męczennicy za wiarę – wymagania procesu kanonizacyjnego


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Present martyrs for the faith requirements of the canonization process

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From the beginning of the Church, the cult of martyrs was developed. The Vatican Council II had an influence on martyrdoms, which is understood as the special gift and the highest test of the love for Jesus. The canonization process has to arise these truths into day’s light, it has to testify about the sainthood of martyrs. Dissertation undertakes the problem of the martyrdom with reference to norms of the canonical law which regulate the course of the canonization case. The consideration bears upon present martyrs, without treatment historic processes. First part of the report undertakes the problem of the martyrdom in his canonical elements. Next part of the dissertation introduce the most important requirements of the process in the diocesan investigation. The further part bears upon works in Congregation of Canonization Matters. The last part refers to differences among the beatification and the canonization. In the legal idea of the martyrdom, the notion of the person of the persecutor deserves attention. During the 20th Century the traditional understanding of this idea widened on so called the collective persecutor eg. German Nazism. The martyrdom for the faith means the physical decease of the man. The torment of the person by the persecutor, but without the deprival of his life - does not determine legally - the canonical construction of the martyr’s decease. In the present canonization procedure, the diocesan bishop acts as an integral part. Valuing of his charges of a particular church is an essential feature of the current canonization law.







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  • Wydział Prawa Kanonicznego UKSW


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