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Pope Francis has moved the Rev. Augustus Tolton into the second stage of the four-part canonization process. There are still no black American Catholic saints.
Cardinal August Hlond, who led the Polish Catholic Church during WWII, warned about the “harmful moral influence of Jews.”
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There are now four paths to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church.

"Do ordinary things with extraordinary love."
Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad helped hide Jewish families in her convent during the German occupation of Rome.
- Off to the side of the altar is a doorway leading to a small prayer room with a wall of cast off crutches, and an entrance
Her canonization is set for September 2016.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Friday.
U.S. parents have been naming their babies Saint for well over a century.
Maria Goretti died at the hands of her attacker in 1902.
Catholic priest John Plessington was canonized after being killed for his faith in 1679.
In canonizing Father Junipero Serra in Washington, D.C. on September 23, Pope Francis signaled that the Vatican believes the founder of the California mission system did his best for Native Americans. Serra's defenders say it is unfair to judge the 18th century Franciscan missionary by contemporary standards.