Costs rising in decadeslong campaign to make a saint of NY's beloved 'Padre of the Poor'

  • by: CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 25, 2014 - 10:05 AM

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. — The 25-year effort to elevate to sainthood a beloved Buffalo-area priest known as the "Padre of the Poor" has so far cost upward of $100,000, and plans are in the works to raise hundreds of thousands more.

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