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Sainthood for Mother Teresa

By The Assam Tribune

KOLKATA, Dec 18 - Mother Teresa, the Nobel Laureate who spent 45 years serving the poor and sick on the streets of Kolkata, will be made a Saint of Roman Catholic Church after Pope Francis recognised a second medical miracle of the late nun to clear the decks for her elevation.

�We have now received an official confirmation from Vatican that a second miracle had been confirmed by the Church and that the Mother would be given sainthood. We are very excited and happy about it,� Missionaries of Charity spokesperson Sunita Kumar told PTI today.

Known as the �saint of the gutters�, the diminutive nun is expected to be canonised in early September.

�The Holy Father has authorised the congregation for the Causes of Saints to proclaim the decrees concerning the miracle attributed to the intercession of blessed Mother Teresa,� a media report quoted the Vatican as having said in a statement.

Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent 45 years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned, and the dying on the streets of Kolkata. She died at the age of 87 in Kolkata in 1997. � PTI

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