Pope Francis announced Mother Teresa to be granted Sainthood

Posted on:16 Mar 2016 09:09:13
Pope Francis announced Mother Teresa to be granted Sainthood
16 March 2016 Current Affairs: Pope Francis on 15 March 2016 announced that Mother Teresa will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on 4 September 2016.The pope cleared the way for sainthood to Mother Teresa, who was famed for her lifetime of service to the poor, establishing shelters for homeless, orphanages, soup kitchens and clinics around the world.The Vatican credited her with the 2008 cure of a Brazilian man who had been suffering from brain tumors.The first step toward making her a saint took place in 2002 when Mother Teresa was credited with the healing of a Bengali woman who suffered from tuberculosis and cancer.Originally, individuals were recognized as saints without any formal process. Later, different processes, such as those used by the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church were developed.There are four steps to canonization that the saints have to go through:Servant of God , Venerable , Blessed,Saint.Teresa was born Agnese Gonxha Bojaxhiu of Albanian parents in 1910 in what was then part of the Ottoman Empire and is now Macedonia. She lived in India for much of her life, where she founded a religious congregation called the Missionaries of Charity. She died in India in 1997 at the age of 87.She won a Ramon Magsaysay Peace and International Understanding (PIU) Award in 1962 and a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.She was known as saint of the gutters.

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