Chronology of the Cause
for Canonisation of Pierre Goursat
PRELIMINARY PHASE OF THE CAUSE
25 March 1991
Pierre Goursat dies on La Péniche, on Holy Monday. His funeral is celebrated on 27 March in Paris in the Church of the Holy Trinity.
The following day, Holy Thursday, Pierre Goursat is buried in the cemetery of Paray-le-Monial.
The Councils of the Emmanuel Community and the Brotherhood of Jesus unanimously decide to request the opening of the Cause for the Canonisation of Pierre Goursat.
22 December 2007
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints authorises the transfer of jurisdiction for the Cause of Pierre Goursat from the Diocese of Nanterre to that of Paris.
6 March 2008
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints grants the nihil obstat for the Cause for Canonisation of the Servant of God, Pierre Goursat and informs Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris.
17 October 2008
Dominique Vermersch, Moderator of the Emmanuel Community, appoints Mgr Francis Kohn, Postulator of the Cause.
8 November 2009
Cardinal Vingt-Trois promulgates the decree for the introduction of the Cause for Canonisation of the Servant of God, Pierre Goursat, and orders the Diocesan Inquiry to be opened.
18 November 2009
THE DIOCESAN PHASE
7 January 2010
Opening session of the Diocesan Inquiry Paris in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Paris, chaired by Mgr Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, representing Cardinal André Vingt-Trois.
19 December 2015
Closing session of the Diocesan Inquiry in Paris at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Paris
21 December 2015
Laurent Landete, Moderator of the Emmanuel Community, appoints Mgr Francis Kohn Postulator for the Roman phase.
8 January 2016
The Postulator hands over the Acts of the Diocesan Inquiry (around 12,000 pages) to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in Rome.
THE ROMAN PHASE
15 November 2016
Opening of the Acts of the Diocesan Inquiry in Rome, at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
2 June 2017
14 July 2017
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints appoints the Reporter charged with assisting the work of the Postulator and approving the drafting of the Positio, a dossier with information on the life, virtues and reputation of holiness of the Servant of God Pierre Goursat.
October 2017-November 2020
Drafting of the Positio by the Postulator.