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Italy - Religion - Pope Benedict XVI-Canonization

Hawaian Pilgrims attend Pope Benedict XVI's a new saints canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. The pontiff gave the Roman Catholic church five new saints Sunday, including Father Damien, born as Jozef De Veuster in 1840, a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium who cared for leprosy victims on the Hawaiian island of Molokai from 1873 to 1889, when the disease killed him. The other new Saints are 19th century polish bishop Zygmunt Szczesny Felinski; Spanish faithful Francisco Coll y Guitart and Rafael Arniaz Baron, and Jeanne Jugan, a Frenchwoman described by Vatican Radio as an 'authentic Mother Teresa ahead of her time.' (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis via Getty Images)
Italy - Religion - Pope Benedict XVI-Canonization