NEWS FEATURE: Seeking sainthood for a 19th-century New Yorker

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c. 1997 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ Monsignor Robert O’Connell, pastor of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church on Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan, is not asking for a pocketful of miracles. Just two will do to advance his cause: sainthood for Pierre Toussaint, born a slave in Haiti and came to be known in […]

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