Patron saint of AIDS to be canonized in October

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The unofficial patron saint of those with HIV/AIDS will be proclaimed a saint on Oct. 11 at a ceremony in Rome. The Vatican announced the canonization of the Rev. Damien de Veuster on Saturday (Feb. 21). A Belgian priest known as “Father Damien,” he spent more than 15 years caring for lepers […]

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