Father Tolton declared venerable; 7 other beatification causes advance
June 12, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: Venerable Augustus Tolton (1854-1897) was “the first Roman Catholic priest in the United States publicly known to be black,” according to a Chicago archdiocesan web page devoted to Father Tolton. “A former slave who was baptized and reared Catholic, Tolton studied formally in Rome and was ordained in 1886.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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