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    • Mimi
    • 27.02.07 | 01:21 (IST)

    to retract his claim. After little Simon of Trent's death, his body was enshrined, and a cult was established that worshipped him as a martyr. There were claims that many miracles occurred at the site of his tomb. In 1588, he was canonized by Pope Sixtus V and officially venerated as a martyr. His feast day was March 24. During the Second Vatican Council, the trial documents were reinvestigated, and it was concluded that the Jews were innocent. In 1965, Simon of Trent was decanonized. His feast day was removed from the calendar. The Cult of Saint Simon of Trent was suppressed, and any future veneration was forbidden.

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