Pope proclaims Uruguay’s first saint in St. Peter’s Square

The canonization of Mother Rubatto, as she was formerly known, will be celebrated in Uruguay with a Mass at the shrine, and another service will be held May 29 at the Montevideo Cathedral.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Pope Francis canonized Uruguay's first saint, Italian-Uruguayan nun Francisca Rubatto, Sunday before thousands of people in St. Peter's Square.

The Argentine pontiff, dressed in a plain white robe and seated because of knee pain, pronounced the formula declaring Rubatto (1844-1904), who dedicated part of her life to helping the poor in several South American countries, a saint.

During the ceremony, held for the first time in three years due to the coronavirus pandemic, nine other saints were proclaimed, including French mystic Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916), Dutch journalist Titus Brandsma, who was . . .

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