October 21st, 2012
02:07 AM ET

Pope to name first Native American saint

Sunday is a big day for Catholics. Pope Benedict XVI will name 17th century Mohawk Kateri Tekakwitha the first Native American saint.

Another newly named saint is Marianne Cope, a German-born woman who emigrated to the United States as a child, became a nun and went on to devote 30 years of her life helping lepers in Hawaii.

Their canonization, along with those of five other saints, will be celebrated at a special Mass in St. Peter's Square Sunday morning.


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  1. little mister©

    I'm so happy that a native american was beatified.

    October 21, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Superman

    I love gay pizza.

    October 21, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kenny Rogers

    Sorry Pope, im kinda busy setting up all my players here for there great tumble from blogland. Lets see, i got banasy, dazzle, philip, mary and chrissy. Whos missing? Oh yea raven, bobcat and saywhat. Gotta get them before they wake up and see whats what!

    October 21, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mitch

    Speaking of church, I'm getting married today. Wish me well.

    October 21, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Hi, JR.
    Up and at'em early today, aren't you?

    October 21, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. @Kenny Rogers

    With concrete evidence your myth lie is unfounded.

    October 21, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Have a nice time, JR.
    And you weren't hijacked.
    Do you still have that Obama T-shirt?

    October 21, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    Leave it to you Kenny Rogers to crap all over this page devoted to Kateri. I'm sure any church or temple that you attend will collapse upon your entry.

    October 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dazzle ©

    We can never be that lucky.

    October 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |