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St. Josephine Bakhita

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Feastday: February 8
Birth: 1869
Death: 1947
Beatified: 17 May 1992 by Pope John Paul II
Canonized: 1 October 2000, Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, by Pope John Paul II

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Josephine Bakhita (c. 1869 - 8 February 1947) was a Sudanese-born former slave who became a Roman Catholic Canossian nun in Italy, living and working there for 45 years. In 2000, she was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

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