Monday, September 5, 2016

Mother Teresa Is Made a Saint by Pope Francis

By Elisabetta Povoled
A tapestry depicting Mother Teresa hangs from a balcony before a mass celebrating her canonization at the Vatican on Sunday. Credit Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
ITALY---VATICAN CITY — She was known throughout the world as Mother Teresa, considered a saint by many for her charitable work among the poorest of the world’s poor. On Sunday morning, Pope Francis officially bestowed that title at her canonization ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. “I think, perhaps, we may have some difficulty in calling her St. Teresa: Her holiness is so near to us, so tender and so fruitful, that we continue to spontaneously call her Mother Teresa,” the pope said in off-the-cuff remarks during his homily. [link]