Declaration of the Beatification of Sr. Rani Maria.
, whose cause was on March 23, 2017 was declared at Indore on November 4th 2017 by the representative of Pope Francis - His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato. Right after the announcement, a relic and a large portrait of Sister Rani Maria were brought to the altar by the family members, representatives from the church in Kerala and representatives of Franciscan Clarist Congregation. Cardinal Angelo Amato said, “She's not just an inspiration to Udainagar church but to Catholics across the globe. Her sacrifice has become a beacon of light for missionaries.”
Sr. Rani Maria is the first nun from India who is beatified as a Martyr. Just before Gloria (singing praises of God), Cardinal Amato read out the apostolic letter in Latin, announcing Pope Francis's declaration that Sr. Rani Maria be called Blessed and her feast may be celebrated every year on 25th of February.