Brazilian Catholics thronged to see Pope Benedict XVI in Sao Paulo on Friday as he officially added native-born 18th-century Friar Antonio Galvao to the canon of saints. While he was at it, the pope emphasized the importance of just saying no to drugs and premarital sex.
A French nun inflicted with Parkinson’s disease is suddenly cured—after fellow nuns pray to the dead pope. The Associated Press ran this story without a hint of irony or skepticism.
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