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Pope names new saint from Poland

Pope Benedict XVI named four new saints Sunday from France, Malta, the Netherlands and Poland at a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square attended by several heads of state and thousands of faithful.

The presidents of Ireland, Malta, Poland and the Philippines attended the canonization Mass for the three priests and a nun, whom Benedict praised as models for Catholics to emulate.

“Let us be attracted by their example, let us be guided by their teachings,” he told the crowd, which filled St. Peter’s Square for the two-hour Mass despite rain.

Among those honored was the Rev. Szymon z Lipnicy of Poland, a Franciscan monk who comforted Poles afflicted by the plague that broke out in Krakow from 1482-83 and died of it himself. Benedict canonized him with Polish President Lech Kaczynski in attendance as the saint’s order, the Franciscan Friars Minor, celebrated the 800th anniversary of their founding ... ...

Re: Pope names new saint from Poland

... and when's Mother Theresa of Calcutta going to be stripped of her honours?

Re: Pope names new saint from Poland

Why? What do you mean Varsovian?