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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

October 18, 2012

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Holy See to Attend the Canonization Mass of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and Blessed Marianne Cope

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Holy See to attend the Canonization Mass of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and Blessed Marianne Cope on October 21, 2012.

The Honorable Miguel Humberto Diaz, United States Ambassador to the Holy See, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

Sister Agnelle Ching, Assistant General Minister, Sisters of Saint Francis of the Neumann Communities; Chief Sponsorship Officer, Saint Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii

Sister Kateri Mitchell, Sister of Saint Ann (Mohawk Nation), Tekakwitha Conference National Officer, Executive Director, Great Falls, Montana

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featherKateri Tekakwitha  [tek”äkwith’u]

1656 – April 17, 1680

“Born in 1656 of an Algonquin Indian mother who was a devout Christian, and a pagan Mohawk chief.  Kateri Tekakwitha was beatified in 1980 by Pope John Paul II. Despite common understanding, Tekakwitha’s people were of a matrilineal tradition. Therefore,  she belonged to the Algonquin nation. (more…)

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