NEWS STORY: John Paul boosts hopes of sainthood for Cuban-born priest

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c. 1998 Religion News Service HAVANA _ Pope John Paul II has given Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits new hope that a much-beloved priest who died 150 years ago will reach sainthood. In visiting the grave Friday (Jan. 23) of the Rev. Felix Varela, the pope energized the candidacy of the Cuban-born […]

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