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Pope Canonizes 1st Aussie Saint



 Pope Canonizes  
 1st Aussie Saint 
WHO WAS EXCOMMUNICATED

Pope Canonizes 1st Aussie Saint

Mary MacKillop was excommunicated for outing pedophile priest

(Newser) - Excommunication is an interesting path to sainthood, but Pope Benedict today canonized Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, a nun who was once booted from the church in part for outing a pedophile priest. Thousands of Australians were in attendance at the Vatican ceremony, in which five others were also canonized,...

Excommunicated Aussie Nun to Become Saint

Mary MacKillop to be canonized on Oct. 17

(Newser) - Australia is about to get its first native-born saint, and it's a woman with a bit of scandal in her history. Pope Benedict will canonize Mary MacKillop, co-founder of a Catholic order dedicated to children and the poor, on Oct. 17. The somewhat unlikely candidate for sainthood had a reputation...

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