Pope Puts First African-American Priest, an Ex-Slave, on Path to Sainthood


Pope Francis on Wednesday put Father Augustine Tolton, the first African-American Catholic priest who started life as a slave in the 19th century U.S. South, on the path to sainthood.
The Vatican said Francis approved a decree recognizing Tolton’s “heroic virtues,” an early…
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