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Joan of Arc

Why did Joan of Arc become a saint?

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01/12/2014

When Joan was given a second trial 23 years after she had died she was cleared of all charges but some questions remained unanswered. In the late 19th century additional documents of her trials came to light that totally cleared Joan and verified that she had, indeed, been falsely accused and was a martyr. Martyrdom was, for all practical purposes, a first class ticket to sainthood