1. PONTIFF

    Pope Names 7 New Saints

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    Two new American saints, including the first Native American from the U.S. to be canonized, were named by the pope Sunday. Kateri Tekakwitha and Mother Marianne Cope, along with five others, were entered into the Roman Catholic Church’s roll of saints—all of them from areas of the world where enthusiasm for the faith is on the decline. Prayers were read in Mohawk in celebrations Sunday, and Native Americans in traditional dress played drums and sang songs during a dawn gathering in St. Peter’s Square.

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