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The Good Angel of Bahia becomes a Saint

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This afternoon, in the Vatican City, Sister Dulce Pontes will be canonized by Pope Francis, becoming Saint Dulce of the Poor—Brazil’s 37th recognized saint. After a life of charity and caring for the less fortunate, Dulce was commonly known as the “Good Angel of Bahia” and until today is venerated by a host of followers in her home town of Salvador.

Today, on The Brazilian Report, we look back at the life of one of Brazil’s most remarkable figures.

Sister Dulce: from the beginning 

Irmã Dulce was born Maria de Souza Brito Lopes Pontes, in Brazil’s holiest state capital of...

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