June 12, 2019, 08:22 pm

1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood


 12-06-2019 8:22 PM

Pope Francis has positioned for sainthood a former slave and the first known black Roman Catholic priest in America. The pontiff on Wednesday declared the Rev. Augustine Tolton, of Quincy, to be "venerable." The Diocese of Springfield announced that the designation means that Tolton...

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