BREAKING NEWS: Indian nun Alphonsa becomes ‘Saint’

October 12th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Vatican, Oct 12 (IANS) Kerala nun ‘Blessed’ Alphonsa is now Saint Alphonsa after she was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony at St. Peter’s Square here Sunday, becoming the first Indian woman saint. She is the first woman saint of the Indian church, which claims 2,000 years of history.

The canonisation took place after 2 p.m. (Indian time).

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