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With help from pope, Detroit priest moves closer to sainthood

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Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Detroit
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The Capuchin Soup Kitchen in the 1940s.

 

Pope Francis has elevated a Michigan priest another step closer to sainthood.

The pope announced that Father Solanus Casey, a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit and one of the co-founders of the city’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen, has been elevated from Venerable to Blessed by the Roman Catholic Church.

Father Larry Webber joined Stateside to explain what that means.

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