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Blessed Marianne Cope To Become A Saint

Published On: Dec 19 2011 12:29:41 AM HST
Updated On: Dec 19 2011 09:32:24 PM HST

Hawai is officially on its way to gain its second saint.

Monday, Pope Benedict XVI approved Blessed Mother Marianne Cope for sainthood.

She'll be canonized sometime next year making her the sixth female American saint in history.

Blessed Marianne has been praised for her tireless work across the islands, at Kalihi Hospital and at Kalaupapa on Molokai, where she cared for patients with Hansen's Disease.

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