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Pope Francis canonizes five new saints – UPI.com

Oct. 13 (UPI) — Pope Francis canonized five new saints, including a woman who worked as a seamstress, during a mass at the Vatican on Sunday. The Pope canonized British theologian St. John Henry Newman, Brazilian St. Maria Rita Lopes Pontes, who was known as “Sister Dulce;” Indian St. Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, who founded …

Pope meets with Jesuit targeted by right for gay outreach

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Monday with an American Jesuit who has been attacked by conservative U.S. Catholics for reaching out to gays, the latest evidence of Francis’ willingness to shrug off right-wing criticism for the sake of his pastoral priorities. The Vatican listed the audience with …