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Pope Canonizes 2 Saints From 19th-Century Palestine

On Sunday Pope Francis decided to canonize two nuns who lived in Palestine for reasons you’ll see in the article. Evidently these women were examples of “mercy, charity and reconciliation” which means they were “good people.” To canonize someone is to make him/her a saint.  The article brings to light that one of them “is said to have received the “stigmata” […]

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Vatican to Recognize Palestinian State in New Treaty

ROME — The Vatican said Wednesday that it had concluded a treaty to recognize Palestinian statehood, a symbolic but significant step welcomed by Palestinians but upsetting to the Israeli government. Formal recognition of a Palestinian state by the Vatican, which has deep religious interests in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories that include Christian holy sites, lends […]

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