|Beatification ceremony of Consolata Missionary Sister Irene “Nyaatha” Stefani in Kenya.|
According to Vatican news reports, 100,000 people from all over the world gathered in Kenya to witness the beatification ceremony of Blessed Irene, nicknamed "Nyaatha,'' which means "mother of mercy'' in the local Kikuyu language. President Uhuru Kenyatta was among many dignitaries who attended the event, as well as Stefani's relatives from Italy.
Beatification is the first step toward possible sainthood, and it comes after official verification that a miracle happened after prayers were offered to the candidate. In the case of Stefani, a 1989 miracle in Mozambique was attributed to her.
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