A Saint for Africa, and for the West. How the Story of St. Bakhita Is Being Replayed Today By Father Peter J. West
WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 14, 2012 (Zenit.org).- When Josephine Bakhita died in 1947, thousands of Italians passed her funeral bier to pay respects to a simple woman who had achieved great renown for her kindness. To this day, the people of Schio, Italy, honor now-Saint Josephine, a former African slave, with the title "Nostra Madre Moretta," which means "Our Black Mother."