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John XXIII sainthood leads to name change at Perrysburg church

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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A local church honored one of the Catholic Churches newest saints on Sunday with a name change. name.

Members of the newly named Saint John XXIII Catholic Community in Perrysburg gathered for the unveiling of a new sign on Sunday afternoon.

Since being canonized, the old name "Blessed" Saint John XXIII no longer fit.

The sign was blessed with holy water and a prayer.

Father Herb Weber says the name change wasn't what was important today, rather, honoring St. John XXIII and all he's done was the focus.

"The real thing is we're just very excited to exclaim to other people all the beautiful gifts of Pope John the 23rd," said Father Weber.

Father Weber also added the name change won't affect the atmosphere of the parish. It is still full of life and vitality!

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