BANNERS OF SEVEN NEW SAINTS HANG FROM FACADE OF ST. PETER’S BASILICA

Banners featuring seven new saints hang from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a canonization Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Oct. 21. Among those canonized were two North Americans — St. Kateri Tekakwitha, an American Indian born in upstate New York who died in Canada in 1680, and St. Marianne Cope, who worked with leprosy patients on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Oct. 21, 2012) See SAINTS-MASS Oct. 21, 2012 and SAINTS-PILGRIMS to come.

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