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Mexican Indian recognized as saint

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2001

Pope John Paul II on Thursday approved canonization of Juan Diego, the Mexican Indian whose vision of a dark-skinned Virgin Mary has inspired millions.

Many Mexicans already revere Diego as a saint, so the designation is but an official recognition of his miracles to them.

American Indians in the United States are trying to get Kateri Tekakwitha canonized. The Mohawk woman has been beatified, a step before full sainthood.

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Mexico's beloved saint officially recognized, with little fanfare from his followers (AP 12/20)

Relevant Links:
Kateri Info - http://www.expage.com/page/stkateri
Kateri Resources - http://home.att.net/~danderson.halliwell/pages/nacr.html

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