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Father Tolton declared venerable; 7 other beatification causes advance

June 12, 2019

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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.”

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