Rome Opens Cause for Sainthood of Chiara Corbella Petrillo

On July 2, 2018 the Diocese of Rome formally opened the cause for sainthood for Chiara Corbella Petrillo, a young mother who, after being diagnosed with cancer while pregnant, refused treatments that would endanger the life of her baby. She waited until the baby was born to undergo treatment. By the time the baby, named Francesco, was born, the cancer had spread and Chiara died a little over a year later.

Her and her husband Enrico’s faith and trust in the Lord began years earlier, though.

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