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Pope Benedict XVI blessed the thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican at the end of Sunday's canonization ceremony. Above, Hansen's disease patient Pauline Chow was among those who received Communion from the pope.
ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Peter’s Square was filled with celebrants Sunday. On the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI performed the ceremony in which seven were elevated to sainthood.
DAN NAKASO/DNAKASO@STARADVERTISER.COM Davilyn Ah Chick of Ewa Beach, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, was decked out in muumuu and lei as she led a prayer for the crowd outside in St. Peter’s Square.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Tapestries bearing images of the new saints adorned St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday. Mother Marianne Cope is second from the right. Also canonized were Kateri Tekakwitha, left, Maria del Carmen, Pedro Calungsod, Jacques Berthieu, Giovanni Battista Piamarta and Anna Shaeffer.
DAN NAKASO/DNAKASO@STARADVERTISER.COM Hansen’s disease patients, above, wore aloha shirts and muumuu bearing
St. Marianne’s image
at Sunday’s canonization ceremony.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Pope Benedict XVI blessed the thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican at the end of Sunday’s canonization ceremony.