Pope Francis has declared the highly revered and celebrated Nun from Albania, Mother Teresa Saint.
Mother Teresa who is known for her charity work will now be regarded as a Saint in the Catholic Church.
She became the foundation of a new religious order, earning a Nobel Peace Prize.
Mother Teresa who fed the hungry and comforted the dying in India, has been named a saint today by the Pope.
Pope Francis declared:
“We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint and we enrol her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church.
“Mother Teresa spent her life bowing down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity.
“She made her voice heard before the powers of the world, so that they might recognise their guilt for the crimes of poverty they themselves created.”
Tens of thousands of Roman Catholic faithful gathered for the canonization ceremony.
Pope Francis having declared Mother Teresa Saint, she will now be called Saint Teresa of Kolkata.
Mother Teresa was someone who taught us to recognize and serve our brothers in need.
The Pope also has declared 2016 as a Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Mother Teresa Saint Of The Catholic Church
He said he shared Mother Teresa’s ideal of a church as a kind of “field hospital” for the souls of the world’s poorest and most desperate.
Monday 5th September will be the 19th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death.
This will making her canonization a rather quick one, going by church standards.
Pope John Paul II who was canonized two years ago, nine years after his death, was the only one declared a saint faster in the modern era.
It was Pope John Paul II who launched Mother Teresa’s sainthood process a few months after her passing in 1997.
He waived the normal five-year waiting period before the beatification procedure can start.
Mother Teresa was formally beatified in 2003.
According to Catholic Church order, a figure must be credited with two miracles to be considered for sainthood.
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In 2002, an Indian woman was inexplicably cured of stomach tumors after praying to Mother Teresa.
The Vatican ruled that the event was a miracle.
Again in December 2002, Pope Francis declared the healing of a Brazilian man suffering from multiple brain tumors a second miracle.
This paved the way for Mother Teresa’s Sainthood.
The Vatican, in a statement announcing Mother Teresa’s canonization, declared her selfless and holy.