Father Augustus Tolton, runaway slave who became a Catholic priest, advances toward sainthood…

Posted June 12, 2019 1:30 pm by Editor

Father Augustus Tolton, runaway slave who became a Catholic priest, advances toward sainthood…

Father Augustus Tolton advanced along the path to sainthood Wednesday, making the runaway slave-turned-priest one step closer to being the first black American saint. Pope Francis recognized the heroic virtue of Father Tolton June 12 making him “venerable” within the Church, only two steps away from canonization. With the decree…

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