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Thousands go to see nun's remains

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
She was described by Pope Pius X as "the greatest saint of modern times"

Thousands of people have been visiting Birmingham's St Chad's Cathedral to see the remains of a 19th Century saint.

The remains of 24-year-old French nun Saint Therese de Lisieux are on their first visit to the UK.

The relics, inside an ornate coffin, have been at the cathedral since Saturday afternoon and are due to stay there until Monday morning.

After then, the remains will move to the Sacred Heart and St Teresa Church, Coleshill, Warwickshire, until Tuesday.

Saint Therese, who died in 1897, was a Carmelite nun and was canonised in 1925.

She was described by Pope Pius X as "the greatest saint of modern times".



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