Mother Teressa to be canonized in 2016

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Vatican: Mother Teresa would be canonised in September 2016, senior priest and spokesperson of the Syro Malabar Church Paul Thelekat said on Monday. Pope John Paul-II beatified Mother Teressa on October 19, 2003.

“As a Christian, I am eagerly waiting for the canonization of Mother Teresa. She has been a mother to millions of Indian especially the poorest of the poor and the underprivileged,” Thelekat told.

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The Albanian born Teresa turned a nun and was given Indian citizenship in 1948. She founded the Missionaries of Charity and worked for the welfare of poor and the downtrodden. Mother Teressa breathed her last on September 5th 1997.

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