India’s Mother Teresa to be conferred sainthood next year

INTERESmteresaMother Teresa is to be canonised as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church in 2016, the Missionaries of Charity said, shortly after Pope Francis recognised a second miracle attributed to the Nobel laureate.

The second miracle relates to a person in Brazil who was healed as a result of Mother’s prayers. The first case of a miracle was in Kolkata.

Born in Macedonia in 1910, Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor and downtrodden.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Mother’s sainthood is a great honour for the state as she had dedicated all her life working for the poor, particularly in Kolkata.

Though the exact date is to be finalised the canonisation is likely to take place around September 2016.