Kateri Tekakwitha Becomes First American Indian Saint HD
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Kateri Tekakwitha Becomes First American Indian Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was named the first Native American saint today by Pope Benedict XVI in a ceremony held in St. Peters Square. Some 80000 people came to the open-air ceremony as the 17th century Mohawk-Algonquin woman and six others were canonized. Its so nice to see God showing all the flavors of the world, Gene Caldwell, a Native American member of the Menominee reservation in Neopit, Wis., who attended with his wife, told the Associated Press. The Native Americans are enthralled. The canonization ceremony happened at the same time the worlds bishops descended on the Vatican to discuss ways to revive faith in parts of the world where it is falling by the wayside. Among some of the select faithful who were chosen to receive communion from the pope was Jake Finkbonner. The Washington boy was near death for months with a flesh eating bacteria, but made a miraculous recovery that the Vatican credited to Tekakwitha.