Vatican: Mother Teresa Of Calcutta To Be Made A Roman Catholic Saint

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According to Avennire, the newspaper affiliated with the Italian bishops’ conference, Francis approved the miracle on Thursday afternoon, his 79th birthday. Pope Francis has recognised a second miracle attributed to the late Mother Teresa, clearing the path for the beloved nun to be elevated to sainthood next year, the archbishop of Kolkata said Friday. 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. Mother Teresa, celebrated for her work with the poor in the Indian city, is expected to be canonised on September 4 as part of the pope’s Jubilee year of mercy, according to the Catholic newspaper Avvenire in Rome. We thank God of the great gift he bestowed on us with Mother Teresa.” According to a statement from the Vatican, the second miracle involved a Brazilian man with a viral brain infection that resulted in multiple abscesses with triventricular hydrocephalus.

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. 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. A panel of experts, convened three days ago by the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, attributed the miraculous healing to Mother Teresa, Avvenire’s Vatican expert Stefania Falasca reported on Thursday.

She also helped rescue children trapped on the frontlines during the Siege of Beirut, as well as working with the hungry in Ethiopia, Chernobyl radiation victims and earthquake victims in Armenia. Mother Teresa was criticised by some for her staunch Catholic beliefs on abortion and divorce, and for accepting the Legion d’honneur from Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier. Archbishop D’Souza told Sky News: “The date and place for the canonisation is yet to be determined, but for now we shall celebrate a thanksgiving mass at Mother’s House in Kolkata in a day or so.” She has been accused of trying to foist Catholicism on the vulnerable, with Australian feminist and academic Germaine Greer calling her a “religious imperialist”. In a 1994 documentary called “Hell’s Angel,” he accused her of being a political opportunist who failed those in her care and contributed to the misery of the poor with her strident opposition to contraception and abortion.

A series of her letters published in 2007 also caused some consternation among admirers as it became clear that she had suffered crises of faith for most of her life.

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