Mother Teresa declared a saint

Mother TeresaA tapestry depicting Mother Teresa of Calcutta is seen in the facade of Saint Peter's Basilica during a mass, celebrated by Pope Francis, for her canonisation in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini.

Mother Teresa was declared as a saint. The ceremony took place in front of tens of thousands of attendees at St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Sunday morning.

Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, has thus acquired the status of saint. The ranking took place in front of tens of thousands of believers. India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj was also present.

Mother Teresa, who died on September 5th, 1997, was blessed in 2003 by the late Pope John Paul. It is requiring one miracle to be Blessed.

To be canonized as a saint requires two miracles. The Catholic Church believes they can prove that Mother Teresa performed two miracles, both about healing.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

1 Comment on "Mother Teresa declared a saint"

  1. Anshuman Mukherjee | 5. September 2016 at 08:39 | Reply

    I feel blessed to be from Kolkata, where Mother belonged.
    It is immaterial if Vatican declares Mother a Saint or not, she is and always will be a Saint in our heart.

    The fact is, ministers and politicians, and also common people now shouting for her “Saintness” but nobody is following the path as she shown, which is the path of “Love” and “Kindness”. She used to say : Love is the answer to all sufferings. But where is love? Only one thing is seen everywhere nowadays, that is hatred. Why so much hatred in your heart, people? Why can’t you love everyone? We are all same human and in Mother’s word, we are all children of God… So why is so much hatred?

    There is no use of being crazy about the “Saintness” of Mother, unless we follow the path she shown.

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