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Mother Teresa to be named saint

Mother Teresa to be named saint

By Cheryl Chumley for WND

Mother Teresa, known around the world as a benefactor of the poor, has been deemed worthy of the title of saint by Pope Francis, who rubber-stamped the proposal on Friday.

The pope, who just turned 79 years old, approved a decree that said Mother Teresa had indeed performed a second miracle before her death in 1997.

NBC News reported she was beatified in 2003 as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta after healing an Indian woman’s tumor via prayer. She was then credited for a second miracle, the number needed to achieve sainthood, involving the cure of a Brazilian man with a brain illness, the newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, the Avennire, reported.

“The Holy Father has authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to proclaim the decree concerning the miracle attributed to the intercession of blessed Mother Teresa,” the Vatican said in a statement reported by NBC News.

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