Pope Francis canonises Argentina's 'gaucho priest'

Pope Francis canonises Argentina's 'gaucho priest'
 

Pope Francis has canonised a "gaucho priest" from his homeland Argentina, making him the country's first saint.
Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, often pictured in colourful poncho, travelled by mule to minister the poor in remote areas.
He was among seven saints declared in a Mass in St Peter's Square in Rome, which was attended by thousands.
He is credited with at least two posthumous miracles, the minimum requirement for sainthood.
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16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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