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  • North American Indians in headdresses await the start of a canonization ceremony celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Those people elevated to sainthood included Kateri Tekakwitha, the first American Indian saint, and Mother Marianne Cope, who nursed lepers in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Pope names 7 new saints, seeks to revive faith

    Some 80,000 pilgrims in flowered leis, feathered headdresses and other traditional garb flooded St. Peter's Square on Sunday as Pope Benedict XVI added seven more saints onto the roster of Catholic role models in a bid to reinvigorate the faith in parts of the world where it's lagging.

  • ** FILE ** This 1883 file photo provided by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities shows Mother Marianne Cope, a nun who dedicated her life to caring for exiled leprosy patients on Kalaupapa in Hawaii. On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, almost a century after she died at the remote Kalaupapa leprosy settlement in 1918, the Vatican will formally recognize her as a saint. (AP Photo/Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, File)

    Hawaii, N.Y. women to be elevated to sainthood

    In life, Mother Marianne Cope was known for her strength and kindness, battling bureaucrats in Hawaii as she led a group of fellow Franciscan nuns to care for leprosy patients in the islands.

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