NEWS STORY: Pope approves sainthood for Katharine Drexel, beatification for John XXIII

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c. 2000 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II cleared the way Thursday (Jan. 26) for Katharine Drexel, a Philadelphia heiress who ministered to Native and African-Americans, to become a saint and John XXIII, the most beloved pope of the 20th century, to be declared blessed during Holy Year 2000 celebrations. The […]

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