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Pope names new saints including Native American

21 October 2012 Last updated at 17:27 BST

A Native American and six others have been named as saints by Pope Benedict XVI at the start of a new drive to deepen the faith of believers.

The pontiff named the seven at a ceremony in St Peter's Square to mark the start of a "Year of Faith".

Kateri Tekakwitha, who lived in the 17th Century, impressed missionaries with her deep spirituality.

Alan Johnston reports from Rome.