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India Gets Two More Saints from Kerala After Sr Alphonsa

The catholic community in Kerala seems to be glad as well as proud when the state-born Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia Eluvathingal were declared as saints by Pope Francis in Vatican, on Sunday. The canonisation took place during a special mass at St Peter’s Square at Vatican, which was witnessed by large number of devotees, two Cardinals, bishops ...

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Indian Catholics now have three native saints

From now on Indian Catholics will have three native saints following the elevation of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, popularly known as Chavara Achen, and Sister Euphrasia, popularly known as Evuprasiamma, in a canonisation ceremony presided over by Pope Francis II in the Vatican Sunday. In 2008, Sister Alphonsa became the first native Indian to be canonized and she too belonged to ...

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