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  • Vatican set to recognize Palestinian saints

    May 6, 2015 | 9:01 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Two Palestinian women who lived in Bethlehem almost a century and a half ago have been honored with the highest accolade that the Catholic Church can bestow. Mariam Bawardy and Mary-Alphonsine Ghattas will be canonized as saints,...

  • Celebrating the newest Roman Catholic Saints

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 23, 2014 | 10:58 am

    Ordinarily, Jews have little interest in whom the Roman Catholic Church canonizes as saints. Yet, on the Sunday after Easter, the day that coincides with Yom Ha-Shoah, the 27th of Nisan, two men, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, will be elevated to sainthood, and both of them...