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Locals headed to Vatican for Kateri’s canonization

Tom and Kathy Sharrow arrive Tuesday morning to board a waiting bus at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish on Rosa Road in Schenectady.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Tom and Kathy Sharrow arrive Tuesday morning to board a waiting bus at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish on Rosa Road in Schenectady.
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Michael May of Amsterdam told the other passengers on the coach bus to grab a chair. The collapsible seat that can also double as a cane will be needed Sunday, when May will be among 200 Catholics from the Albany Diocese who will be outdoors at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City for the six-hour service to canonize seven new saints, including Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American woman to achieve sainthood. Thousands are expected ...

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