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The pope also canonised 30 martyrs who were killed for their faith in Brazil in 1645.
The first to be canonised as saint from India was Mother Teresa, but it is Sr Alphonsa who is the first India-born saint, and Kerala will have icing on that cake when two more saints march into that exclusive league.
Another well-known figure from North America who was canonised is German-born Franciscan nun Maria Anna Cope who was born in 1838 and became known as the "Mother Marianne of Molokai" because she looked after lepers on the island of Molokai in the Hawaii archipelago.
Pope John Paul II has canonised 455 saints in his period in office - more than any other Pope.
Reputed to be tall and physically strong, he died on March 1 either in 589 or 602 and was canonised by Pope Callactus II in 1120.
This principle revolutionised economics and economic organization; it also tore both from links with objective morality--Now the Enlightenment canonised the selfishness of the rich.
IRELAND has a new saint after Blessed Charles of Mount Argus was canonised by the Pope yesterday.
During his 26-year pontificate, John Paul canonised 482 people and beatified 1,338 - more than all his predecessors over the past 500 years combined.
1888 - Emile Berliner gave the first demonstration of flat disc recording and reproduction before members of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia1920 - Joan of Arc was canonised.
He was canonised by Pope John Paul II in 1992 and this is the only time that his relics have left the shrine of Paray-le-Monial in the last 300 years.