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A believer stands by the picture of Mother Laura and thank you... News PhotoAntioquia,Colombia,Convent,Horizontal,Medellin - Colombia,Religion,WorshipperPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA believer stands by the picture of Mother Laura and thank you plaques at the convent where she lived in Medellin, Colombia on December 30, 2012. Mother Laura Montoya Upegui died on October 21, 1949, and was declared blessed by Pope John Paul II on April, 2004. On December 20, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI approved her canonization, making her the first Colombian saint, after recognizing a miracle. AFP PHOTO/Fredy AMARILES (Photo credit should read FREDY AMARILES/AFP/Getty Images)