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Faithful wearing a shirt with a portrait of Laura di Santa Caterina da Siena Montoya, of Colombia, wait for the arrival Pope Francis for a canonization Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 12, 2013. Pope Francis on Sunday gave the Catholic church new saints, including hundreds of 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, as he led his first canonization ceremony Sunday in a packed St. Peter’s Square. Francis also gave Colombia its first saint: a nun who toiled as a teacher and spiritual guide to indigenous people in the 20th century. With Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, among the VIPS in a crowd of tens of thousands, the pope held out Laura of St. Catherine of Siena Montoya y Upegui as a potential source of inspiration, with her "example of harmony and reconciliation’’ to that nation’s peace process, attempted after decades-long conflict between rebels and government forces. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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