Mother Teresa declared a saint by Pope Francis

Mother Teresa has been declared a saint by Pope Francis in Vatican City. On 17 December 2015, the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis recognised a second miracle attributed to her involving the healing of a Brazilian man with multiple brain tumours.Pope Francis canonised her at a ceremony on 4 September 2016 in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City. Tens of thousands of people gathered for the ceremony, including 15 official government delegations and 1,500 homeless people from across Italy.

Mother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, MC,26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje (modern Republic of Macedonia), then part of the Kosovo Vilayet in the Ottoman Empire. After having lived in Macedonia for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life.

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