TAPESTRY OF ST. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA HANGS FROM ST. PETER’S BASILICA DURING HER CANONIZATION CEREMONY

A tapestry portrait of St. Josephine Bakhita, an African slave who died in 1947, hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica during her canonization at the Vatican Oct. 1, 2000. St. Bakhita has become an intercessor for Sudanese Catholics who pray for her help in ending the conflict in Darfur. St. Bakhita was born in the Darfur region of what is now Sudan. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters) (Sept. 5, 2008)

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