Wiktoria was seven months pregnant and Jozef were also killed by the Nazi police. The Nazis also shot their children as they began to scream at seeing their parents murdered: Stanislawa, 8, Barbara, 7, Wladyslawa, 6, Franciszek (4, Antoni, 3 and Maria, 2).
Pope Francis signed the decree regarding their martyrdom on his 85th birthday. He also advanced 15 other causes for canonization including the recognition of the heroic virtues of Matteo Ricci (17th-century Jesuit missionary to China).
Franz de Castro Holzwarth was a Brazilian lawyer, who died in 1981 at 38 after offering to take his hostage during a prison riot.
He recognized also a miracle that was attributed to Venerable Jacinto, the first bishop from Montevideo, Uruguay.
Pope Francis issued the decree confirming the heroism of the 13 Servants. The Venerables were the following four Catholic priests, and one brother:
- Father Aleksander Wozny was a Polish diocesan priest who lived in Poznan and survived being imprisoned in Buchenwald (1910-1983).
- Father Ignacy Posadzy was a priest who founded the Society of Christ to help Polish migrants in World War II and during communist rule (1898-1984).
- Father Martin Benedict, Conventual Franciscan friar from Romania (1931-1986).
- Father Ugo De Blasi, a priest from the diocesan who lived in Lecce, Italy (1918-1982).
- Father Jose Marcos Figueroa is a Jesuit brother from Argentina (1865-1942).