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Pope Canonizes 2 Palestinian Nuns

Four nuns, including two Palestinians, are the Roman Catholic Church's newest saints. Pope Francis canonized them Sunday at a Mass at the Vatican. Two of the nuns - Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas - lived in what was 19th-century Palestine. Their canonization is seen an encouragement to Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists. They are the first saints from the Holy Land since the early years of...

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