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1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood


The pontiff's designation of the Rev. Augustine Tolton as venerable, meaning the church intensely scrutinized his life and recognizes it as one of "heroic virtue," puts Tolton two steps away from possible canonization, the Diocese of Springfield explained in announcing the designation...

https://news.yahoo.com/1st-black-priest-us-ex-201358604.html

JOHN O'CONNOR
Associated Press
 

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Pope puts first African-American priest, an ex-slave, on path to sainthood


Tolton was born in Bush Creek, Missouri on April 1, 1854 into a family of slaves owned by a white Roman Catholic family. Although tutored by Catholics who recognized his intellectual prowess, he had to study for the priesthood at a papal university in Rome because no seminary in the United States would take him...

https://news.yahoo.com/pope-puts-first-african-american-165514892.html

By Philip Pullella
Reuters
 

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