On 13 October Pope Francis canonized five people. These include four women – an Indian, Mother Mariam Thresia (1876 – 1926); a 19th century Swiss laywoman, Marguerite Bays; a 19th century Roman woman Mother Guiseppina Vannini and the first Brazilian-born female saint who was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Sister Dulce Lopes.
They were canonized at St Peter’s in Rome along with the English man, Cardinal John Henry Newman.
All these individuals are acknowledged as having witnessed to Christ through their lives, prayer and service.
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