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'Huge crowd' as Palestinian nuns made saints

Pope Francis has canonised two 19th Century nuns who lived in Ottoman-ruled Palestine and are the first Arabic-speaking Catholic saints.

Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Bawardy were among four new saints declared in Rome's St Peter's Square.

The BBC's David Willey said a huge crowd gathered to witness the event.

  • 17 May 2015
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