During the audience granted to Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Holy Father authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the Decrees regarding:
— the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Maria de la Concepción Barrecheguren y García, layperson; born in Granada (Spain) on 27 November 1905, and died there on 13 May 1927;
— the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Teofilo Bastida Camomot, titular Archbishop of Marcianopolis; founder of the Congregation of the Daughters of Saint Teresa; born on 3 March 1914 in Cogon, Carcar (Philippines) and died on 27 September 1988 in Magtalisay, San Fernando, (Philippines);
— the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Luigi Sodo, Bishop of Telese-Cerreto Sannita; born on 26 May 1811 in Naples (Italy) and died on 30 July 1895 in Cerreto Sannita, (Italy);
— the heroic virtues of the Servant of God José Torres Padilla, diocesan priest; co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross; born on 25 August 1811 in San Sebastián de La Gomera (Spain) and died on 23 April 1878 in Seville, (Spain);
— the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Jôao Pedro [Giampietro] of Sesto San Giovanni (né Clemente Recalcati), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; founder of the Congregation of the Missionary Capuchin Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi in Brasilia; born on 9 September 1868 in Sesto San Giovanni (Italy) and died on 5 December 1913 in Fortaleza, (Brazil);
— the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Alfredo Morganti (known as Berta), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor; born on 5 June 1886 in Pianello di Ostra (Italy) and died on 2 October 1969 in Sassoferrato (Italy);
— the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Mariana of the Holy Trinity (née María Ana Allsopp González-Manrique), co-founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity; born on 24 November 1854 in Tepic (Mexico) and died on 15 March 1933 in Madrid (Spain);
— the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Janina Woynarowska, layperson; born on 10 May 1923 in Piwniczna (Poland) and died on 24 November 1979 in Krakow (Poland).
The Supreme Pontiff also approved the votes cast in the Ordinary Session of the Cardinal Priests and Bishops for the canonization of Blessed Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, Bishop of Piacenza; founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo; born in Fino Mornasco (Italy) on 8 July 1839, and died on 1 June 1905 in Piacenza (Italy); and he decided to convene a Consistory for the canonization of Blessed Artemide Zatti.