Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Sept. 4, Pope Francis announced on Tuesday.
Last December, he cleared the way for sainthood for the Nobel peace laureate, who died in 1997 at the age of 87 and was known as “saint of the gutters”.
Teresa, who was conceived Agnese Gonxha Bojaxhiu of Albanian folks in 1910 in what was then part of the Ottoman Empire and is presently Macedonia, turned into a worldwide figure but on the other hand was blamed for attempting to change over individuals to Christianity.
Francis, who has made sympathy toward the poor a noteworthy board of his papacy, was quick to make Mother Teresa a holy person amid the Church’s present Holy Year.
“I am holding up to arrive in light of the fact that it has been totally upbeat news and I can’t express gratitude toward God enough that it is going on in my lifetime,” said Sunita Kumar, representative for the Missionaries of Charity, the request of nuns Mother Teresa established.
She started the request in the 1950s to help the poor in the city of Kolkata. The religious request spread all through the world. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
The request rejects that, saying, for instance, that the vast majority of those aided in the Kalighat Home for Dying Destitutes in Kolkata were non-Christians with only a couple of days left to live and noticing that transformation is a protracted procedure.
The Church defines saints as those believed to have been holy enough during their lives to now be in Heaven and can intercede with God to perform miracles. She has been credited in the church with two miracles, both involving the healing of sick people.