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Pope Francis declares Mother Theresa a saint at Vatican ceremony

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Pope Francis on Sunday declared Mother Theresa a saint for her work to humanity at a ceremony at the Vatican.

He performed the ceremony to canonise the nun, at a mass besieged by thousands of pilgrims at the St Peter’s Square.

The Pope attributed two miraculous cures of the sick after her death in 1997 to her intercession, and she is  highly revered for her work with the poor in India.

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At the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, an order she founded, a special Mass was celebrated in her honour.

The Pope during the ceremony, said, “After due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our brother bishops, we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint and we enrol her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church.”

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