Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

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Father Augustus Tolton, the first recognized U.S. diocesan priest of African descent, is pictured in an undated photo. Pope Francis advanced his sainthood June 11 by recognizing that he lived a life of heroic virtue. (CNS photo/courtesy of Archdiocese of Chicago Archives and Records Center) See POPE-CAUSES-TOLTON June 12, 2019.