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Pope Francis waves as he leaves the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception after celebrating Mass and the canonisation of Junipero Serra (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope canonises Junipero Serra

The Pope said faith is alive only when shared

A banner of St Kateri Tekakwitha hangs from the facade of St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Throughout her short life, St Kateri Tekakwitha suffered so that she could pursue her calling as a bride of Christ

Bishops gather for the synod's closing Mass in St Peter's yesterday (AP)

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Two nuns hold images of Kateri Tekakwitha (Photo: AP)

St Kateri Tekakwitha was among seven new saints canonised yesterday in St Peter’s Square

Tapestries of the seven new saints hang from St Peter's yesterday (AP)

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