Comedienne Sarah Silverman has been proposed as a non-clerical candidate to be elevated to sainthood, due to her important participation in exposing offenses committed by popular sinner socialite Paris Hilton, said sources near the United States Catholic Church Bishops Conference.
Ms. Silverman, 37, has a Jewish religious background which "should not represent a major obstacle", according to a USCCB spokesman. "The important thing is to remind us of the values enforced by our belief, no matter what church the saint belongs to", the clergyman said.
As a subtle allegiance to Silverman's cause, Pope Benedict XVI emphasized that "the Church rejoices in new saints" in front of a crowd of several thousand during Sunday service at the Vatican's Saint Peter's square. "May their example inspire us and their prayers obtain for us guidance and courage."
On such service, Benedict XVI gave the Catholic Church several new saints Sunday, bestowing the Church's highest honor in a ceremony on four faithful from past centuries whose lives he hopes will inspire today's followers.