Religion: The Long Road to Sainthood

These days it is still an arduous one, but less "miraculous"

In the solemn splendor of St. Peter's in Rome, 500 North American Indians last week knelt and prayed during a pontifical Mass, along with 25,000 worshipers from around the world. The men's fan-shaped, feathered headdresses and bright sashes, the women's sequined gowns and colored headbands mingled with the scarlet robes of cardinals and the purple of bishops under the dome of the basilica. The Indians, representing 35 tribes from ten states and Canada, came bearing gifts for Pope John Paul II, including a peace...

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