Mother Marianne Cope Canonized As Saint
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.