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After AOC decries statue, Hawaiian Catholic says St Damien of Molokai ‘gave his life’ serving lepers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claims a statue of St. Damien of Molokai in the US Capitol honors colonialism. However, a Hawaiian Catholic catechist says St. Damien is a “hero” who “gave his life” serving a leper colony. Dr. Matthew Bunson, executive editor and Washington bureau chief of EWTN News, looks at these recent claims and discusses the life of St. Damien.

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