Pope Names New Saints To Revive Faith
Two of the saints were America: Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint from the U.S. and Mother Marianne Cope, a 19th century Franciscan nun who cared for leprosy in Hawaii.
Native American sang songs to Kateri at the beginning of mass at St. Peter's Square.
Bendict praised each of the seven new saints, calling Cope a shining example for Catholics and Kateri an inspiration to indigenous faithfulness across North America.
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