A look at the lives of 2 Indians, 4 Italians canonized by Pope Francis

November 23, 2014 5:00 PM

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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday canonized six new saints, two Indians and four Italians, all of whom dedicated their lives to helping the poor.

GIOVANNI ANTONIO FARINA, born Jan. 11, 1803, in Gambarella, Italy, province of Vicenza. As bishop of Treviso for a decade, then bishop of Vicenza for 28 years until his death in 1888, Farina renewed diocese life through pastoral visits, diocesan synods and parish associations for the poor. He became...

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