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Mother Marianne Cope Canonized As Saint

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Vatican City (WIBX) – Tens of thousands of faithful packed St. Peter’s Square Sunday as Pope Benedict the 16th held a special ceremony to canonize seven new saints.  

Among the newly-named saints are two Americans.

Mother Marianne Cope achieved sainthood on Sunday.

Cope was a nun who grew up in Utica before moving to Hawaii to work in a leper colony.

She helped found St. Elizabeth Hospital.

She died in 1918 at the age of 80.

Also achieving sainthood was Kateri Tekakwitha, who was a 17th century Mohawk Indian woman.

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