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Pope Proclaims “Dispenser of Mercy” Mother Teresa a Saint

By Isla Binnie VATICAN CITY, Sept 4 – Mother Teresa of Calcutta, known as the “saint of the gutters” during her life, was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Francis on Sunday, fast-tracked to canonisation just 19 years after her death. Tens of thousands of pilgrims packed St. Peter’s Square at

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Pope Gives Awards to Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek

ROME, May 29 – Pope Francis on Sunday awarded medals to American actors Richard Gere and George Clooney and actress Salma Hayek at an event held at the Vatican to promote the work of a foundation inspired by the pontiff, Scholas Occurrentes. Clooney attended the event with his wife Amal, a lawyer. The foundation, whose

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