Vatican To Declare Mother Teresa As Saint

April 15, 2023 2:23 pm17 commentsViews: 159

Mother Teresa is a saint? Not now exactly, but in future of course. The Vatican will be declaring her at a ceremony at St Peter’s Square where hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather and to be led by Pope Francis.

Vatican To Declare Mother Teresa As Saint

Mother Teresa died in 1997 in India at the age of 87. She was a nun and had worked with the desperately poor in the country and founded Missionaries of Charity in the Indian city Kolkata (earlier known as Calcutta). Ceremonies will also be held here coinciding with that of Vatican ceremony.

The would-be-saint won Nobel Peace Prize and also founded a sisterhood that runs 19 homes.

However, she received lots of criticism too in her life and some said her hospitals lacked hygiene and she had also accepted money from dictators to run her charity program or work.

Mother Teresa was beatified in 2003. In 2002 the Vatican ruled stomach tumor of a woman in India was miraculously cured after she offered prayers to her.

Similarly one more miraculous incident occurred and the Pope cleared the way for her sainthood in 2015.

Mother Teresa was born in 1910 as Agnese Gonxha Bojaxhiu to ethnic Albanian parents. She grew up in the Macedonian capital Skopje that was earlier part of the Ottoman Empire. She joined the Irish order of Loreto at the age of 19 and in 1929 she was sent to India as a teacher under the name of Therese to a school in Darjeeling.


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