The Positio will subsequently be judged by the Congress of Theological Consultors and by the Ordinary Session of Cardinals and Bishop Members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Following these judgments, if they are positive, the Holy Father will issue the decree of heroic virtues.
We remember that Josef Engling (1898-1918) entered the Minor Seminary of the Pallottines at Vallendar Schönstatt in 1912. He was distinguished by a great commitment to growth in the virtues and especially in Marian devotion. He wanted to become a Pallottine priest and serve the Church as a missionary in Cameroon. He was drafted into the army during World War I and, with a reputation for holiness, was killed in action in France on October 4, 1918.