VATICAN CITY, June 28 (UPI) --
Pope Benedict XVI is planning to beatify slain anti-Mafia Italian priest Giuseppe "Pino" Puglisi, Vatican sources told the Italian news agency ANSA.
Benedict allowed the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints Thursday to designate Puglisi a martyr, ANSA reported.
Puglisi was killed by the Mafia in 1993 on his 56th birthday in Palermo, Sicily.
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