Outback Saint

On Sunday, Australia got its first saint as the Pope canonised Mary McKillop, a nun who opened a school in a stable in order to help the disadvantaged through education, and who was temporarily excommunicated for insubordination. She was also involved in exposing a paedophile priest, leading to calls for her to become the patron saint of victims of ecclesiastical child abuse. It’ll be interesting to see how that turns out….


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