Mother Teresa to be Made Saint of Roman Catholic Church: Vatican

23 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Nobel laureate Mother Teresa to be made a saint.

Pope Francis has signed off on the miracle needed to make Mother Teresa a saint, giving the nun who cared for the poorest of the poor one of the Catholic Church’s highest honors just two decades after her death.According to Avennire, the newspaper affiliated with the Italian bishops’ conference, Francis approved the miracle on Thursday afternoon, his 79th birthday. Avennire says the miracle concerned the inexplicable cure in 2008 of a man in Brazil with multiple brain abscesses who, within a day of being in a coma, was cured.

No date was set for the canonization, but Italian media have speculated that the ceremony will take place in the first week of September — to coincide with the anniversary of her death, and during Francis’ Holy Year of Mercy. At the time, her Calcutta, India-based Missionaries of Charity order had nearly 4,000 nuns and ran roughly 600 orphanages, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and clinics around the world. The second miracle attributed to the intercession of Mother Teresa, which is required for canonisation, involved the inexplicable healing of a Brazilian man who was suffering from a multiple brain tumours, according to Catholic media reports.

Mother Teresa, born in Albania as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910, was beatified in 2003 in Rome after the Vatican said an Indian woman’s prayers to the nun rid her of an incurable tumour. the process to her beatification was the shortest in modern history, after Pope John Paul II waived the usual five year waiting period between death and beatification. One miracle is needed for beatification — described by the Catholic Church as recognition of a person’s entrance into Heaven — while sainthood requires two.

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