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Holy Honor: St. Marianne Cope

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A faithful held a statue of Pedro Calungsod before today’s canonization ceremony led by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The pontiff canonized seven people — Mother Marianne Cope, Kateri Tekakwitha, Carmen Salles y Baranqueras, Pedro Calungsod, Jacques Berthieu, Giovanni Battista Piamarta and Anna Shaeffer.
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Pope Benedict XVI led the ceremony. He said Mother Marianne Cope “willingly embraced a call to care for the lepers of Hawaii after many others had refused.”
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Thousands attended the canonization ceremony today in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

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