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Scottish saint would help raise £¼m a year for poor, says priest

More than £250,000 a year could be raised by a campaign to create Scotland’s first modern saint, the priest behind the plan said last night.

Father Ed Hone, who has raised thousands of pounds through innovative and sometimes controversial schemes, said that marketing Margaret Sinclair could be a lucrative source of funds for the poor and needy.

Ms Sinclair, a Scottish biscuit factory worker and trade unionist, used to worship at the Edinburgh church where Fr Ed is now based.

Efforts to have her canonised are already well advanced and, in March, Pope Benedict XVI said he would proceed with the beatification of Ms Sinclair if a miracle was officially ratified.

Full story at The Scotsman.

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