Pope Francis Names New Saints to Catholic Church

Frances D’Emilio of AP reports, “Pope Francis on Sunday gave the Catholic Church new saints, including hundreds of 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, as he led his first canonization ceremony Sunday.” Along with the martyrs, Francis also canonized two Latin American women from Colombia and Mexico. “Francis told the crowd that the martyrs are a source of inspiration, especially for ‘so many Christians, who, right in these times and in so many parts of the world, still suffer violence.’ He prayed that they receive ‘the courage of loyalty and to respond to evil with good,’” D’Emilio writes. 

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