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Roman Catholic Church declares Mother Teresa a Saint

Pope of Rome Francis canonized saints that Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun, famous throughout the world of medical care to the poor Indian.

Mother Teresa

September 4, 2016, Mother Teresa canonized saints of the Roman Catholic Church. The ceremony of canonization held in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, it was headed by Pope Francis. On the balcony of St. Peter's unfurled a banner with the image of the blessed nun with arms folded.

The crowd greeted the canonization of Mother Teresa of applause. On the festive Mass was attended by over one hundred thousand believers from around the world. The streets have patrolled the Vatican and Rome over three thousand police officers also took additional measures to prevent terrorist attacks.

Mother Teresa biography

In the speech in Latin Pope Francis said:

"We declare and define the blessed Mother Teresa a saint" (Decernimus et definimus beatum matris Teresiae de Calcutta sanctum esse).

In the spring of 2016, the Vatican officially announced that Mother Teresa would be canonized saints of the Roman Catholic Church because thanks to the prayers of the nuns were inexplicable from a scientific point of view of human healing from tumors. The Vatican Congregation for Saints Affairs recognized this miracle that was an argument for canonization.

Mother Teresa life

Mother Teresa’s biography

Name of Mother Teresa in the world is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Mother Teresa was born August 26, 1910. She grew up in a Catholic Albanian family in Skopje, now the capital of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and then the province of the Ottoman Empire. At age 19, she entered a monastic order "Irish Loreto Sisters." in Ireland. Then   she took monastic vows in 1931 and took the name Teresa.

The order directed her to serve in India, where she first taught at the girls' school St. Mary's in Darjeeling, and September 10, 1946, received the blessing of the leadership of the Order to help the sick in Calcutta. In 1950, Mother Teresa founded the women's monastic congregation "Missionaries of Charity", which is now made up of about 4,500 of its followers to help the poor and sick in more than hundred countries, regardless of their nationality and religion.

Mother Teresa

The sisters work in about 400 charitable clinics, schools and orphanages. Mother Teresa died at the age of 87 and was beatified (the first stage of the canonization of the Catholics) of Pope John Paul II in 2003.

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Mother Teresa facts of miraculous healings

Mother Teresa facts

The Vatican has recognized two cases of miraculous healings through the prayers of Mother Teresa. In 2002, a woman in India recovered from a tumor in the abdomen, in 2008 the Brazilian disappeared brain tumor.

Mother Teresa – critic in the life and death

Mother Teresa has long since become a worldwide symbol of charity and in 1979 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a Catholic nun and founder of the women's monastic community, "Missionaries of Charity", whose task was courting for the homeless and the sick.

Mother Teresa biography

But she heard too much criticism: in obtaining money for charity from the odious dictators and appeals don’t give the drug even doomed to cancer patients. Some journalists criticized her activities, noting that despite the availability of funds, based her shelters are not provided the necessary need of medical assistance.

On the eve of the canonization on the Twitter page of the Pope there was a message:

"Let us imitate Mother Teresa, who made works of mercy the guide of her life and the path towards holiness."

Mother Teresa’s canonization ceremony

And on the day of the ceremony, Pope of Rome said in his Twitter account

"Let us carry Mother Teresa’s smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey.”

Mother Teresa’s canonization ceremony

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