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Pope Francis elevates Indian nun Mariam Thresia to sainthood 

Mariam Thresia, who founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Thrissur in May 1914, was raised to the highest position within the centuries-old institution during the ceremony at the St Peter’s Square. 

The nun from Kerala was canonised along with English Cardinal John Henry Newman, Swiss laywoman Marguerite Bays, Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes and Italian Sister Giuseppina Vannini. 

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan led the Indian delegation at the ceremony.

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