. Nyeri (Kenya), 23/05/2015.- A handout picture made available on 23 May 2015 by the Kenyan Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism (MEAACT), of a street trader selling t-shirts of ... more 
. Nyeri (Kenya), 23/05/2015.- A handout picture made available on 23 May 2015 by the Kenyan Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism (MEAACT), of a street trader selling t-shirts of Sister Irene Stefani, an Italian nun and missionary who is beloved in Nyeri and its environs for her selfless service to wounded World War One soldiers and ailing locals alike, in Nyeri, Kenya, 23 May 2015. Thousands of Catholic faithful, clery, government officials, residents and visitors gathered in the Kenyan town of Nyeri on 23 May to witness Africa'Äôs first beatification ceremony for Sister Stefani, who was known as Aurelia Jacoba Mercede until she joined the Consolata Missionary Sisters and changed her name in 1911. She arrived in Nyeri in 1915 and gained fame over the years for her genorosity and extraordinary empathy for the sick, wounded and aged. She died in 1930 at the age of 39, after contracting plague from infected patients that she insisted on treating. Catholic authorities say that reports of her kindness and a miracle attributed to her intercession, moved Pope Francis to approve preparations for her beatification in 2014. (Papa, Kenia) EFE/EPA/STUART PRICE/MEAACT / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES less 
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