NATIVE AMERICANS WAIT FOR START OF CANONIZATION MASS AT VATICAN

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the canonization Mass for seven new saints in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Oct. 21. Among those canonized were two from North America — St. Kateri Tekakwitha, a Native American born in update 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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