Pope Francis Will Officially Recognize Mother Teresa as a Saint

Pope Francis Will Officially Recognize Mother Teresa as a Saint

Angela Markus

On September 4th, 2016, a day before the anniversary of her death, the Vatican has announced that Mother Teresa would be officially canonized. The famous nun died in 1997 after a lifetime of work helping the sick and impoverished in Kolkata, India.

The Vatican has declared the nun a saint after requirements have been met. In the Roman Catholic religion, people become saints after their deaths and two official miracles have been recognized.

Pope Francis opened the door for sainthood when he officially recognized the second miracle recently. The church believes the miracles happened because of her intercession with God.




A Brazilian man claimed he was healed of his brain tumors after his family prayed to the nun. There was little to no medical explanation for his turnaround, and therefore, the Vatican has termed the situation a miracle. The first miracle involved a 30-year-old woman from Kolkata who said she was cured of a stomach tumor after praying to Mother Teresa.




Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, which is now the capital of Macedonia, on August 26, 1910. She established Missionaries of Charity to serve the poorest of all. She founded the Missionaries of Charity to help the poor on the streets of the then Calcutta, and the religious order later spread throughout the world.

Many are looking to attend the joyous occasion.

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