Portraits of two female Saints
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Two Palestinian nuns canonised by Pope Francis

Two 19th century Palestinian nuns have been canonised by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican. The nuns are the first Palestinians in modern times to receive sainthood.

Their canonization has been seen as a sign of the Vatican's support for dwindling Christian communities in the Middle East.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and over 2,000 Christian pilgrims from the region attended the ceremony.

David Willey reports from Rome.

  • 17 May 2015
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