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STATEMENT OF MAYOR MUFI HANNEMANN
ON THE CANONIZATION OF FATHER DAMIEN
(Saturday, October 10, 2009) --- Honolulu
"Father Damien has long stood as a symbol of courage, sacrifice, and devotion to the people of the
"He devoted his life to helping those who were sick and shunned, gave his life in the service of others, and became a beacon of hope not only for those he loved, but for everyone here in Hawaii and beyond who find meaning and inspiration in Fr. Damien's example.
"The people of
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