NEWS FEATURE: Pope to Proclaim 123 New Saints, Including Mother Katharine Drexel

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c. 2000 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ In a Holy Year tribute to Roman Catholic missionaries bitterly attacked by Beijing, Pope John Paul II on Sunday (Oct. 1) will elevate to sainthood 120 Chinese martyrs, Philadelphia heiress Katharine Drexel, a “holy slave” from Sudan and the Spanish founder of a nursing order. Drexel, who […]

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