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Pope John Paul ll elevated four Europeans to sainthood Sunday, bringing to 456 the number of people he has canonized in his 23-year papacy.
Among them was Francoise Sales Aviat, A 19th century French nun who founded the Congregation of the Oblate Sisters during the Industrial Revolution.
One of the miracles attributed to her intercession was in 1992 healing of an American teen-ager living near Philadelphia who was nearly paralyzed by a spinal disease.
Also canonizes Sunday was the former bishop of the Italian city of Asti, Giuseppe Marello, who founded the Oblates of St. Joseph; Sister Paula Montal Fornes, the Spanish founder of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary; and Sister Maria Crescentia Hoss, A Bavarian-born nun.
The 81 year old pope has canonized more people than all his predecessors of the last 500 years combined, viewing sainthood as a way to highlight role models for Catholics and bring recogition to the Church in different Countries.
The pope has also beatified 1282 people- the last step before elevation to sainthood.
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Sam, Here are 4 more Saints
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