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WE,

Welcoming the desire of our brother Joao Noe RODRIGUES, bishop of  Tzaneen,  of many other brothers in the Episcopate and of many faithful Christians, and after having had the opinion of the  Congregation for the Causes of  Saints, with our apostolic authority we  grant that The Venerable Servant of God

Tshimangadzo Samuel  Benedict Daswa

 layman and family man, martyr, zealous catechist, coherent educator, heroic witness of the Gospel, even to the shedding of  blood,                from now on will be called Blessed, and his feast, in the places according to the rules established  by the law , will be celebrated every year, on the 1st February

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, on the 08th August, of the year of the Lord  two thousand fifteen

The third of our Pontificate.

Francis

(You may download the letter at this link :apostolic-letter)