First Brazilian-Born Saint, Sister Dulce is Canonized by Pope Francis in the Vatican

Except for Sister Dulce, all of those canonized died in the 19th century or early 20th century, which illustrates the swiftness of the process that acknowledged the holiness of the nun from Bahia.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thousands of worshippers and clergy fill St. Peter's Square, where Pope Francis has just canonized Maria Dulce Lopes (1914-1992), called Sister Dulce, who is now Saint Dulce of the Poor. John Henry Newman, Giuseppina Vannini, Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, and Margherite Bays . . .

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