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A surfing saint? Pope Francis recognises the heroic virtue of Guido Schäffer

Monday, May 29th, 2023

The Catholic Church is one step closer to canonising a surfing saint. Pope Francis recognised the heroic virtue of Brazil’s “Surfer Angel”, Guido Schäffer, in a decree issued by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on May 20. Schäffer was a seminarian, a doctor, and a surfer who drowned while surfing in 2009 off Read more