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Faith is expressed in charity, unity, pope says at canonization Mass

Devotees present candles and the relic of new Saint Marie-Alphonsine during the canonization Mass for four new saints celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 17. The pope canonized four 19th-century nuns. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — Declaring four 19th-century women religious saints, Pope Francis said they are models for all Christians of how faith, nourished in prayer, is expressed concretely in acts of charity and the promotion of unity. The new saints, proclaimed during a Mass May 17 in St. Peter’s Square, included two Palestinians — Sts. Marie-Alphonsine,…