Mother Teresa declared as a Saint
On September 04, 2016, Mother Teresa was proclaimed Saint Teresa of Calcutta, by Pope Francis.
In front of more than tens of thousands of pilgrims, On St. Peter’s square in Vatican, Cardinal Angelo Amato – Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, read a brief biography of Mother Teresa’s work, and then asked the Pope to canonize her in the name of the Church.
Pope Francis responded: “Let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey, especially those who suffer. We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint and we enroll her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church.”
Among the attendants we will mention: Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, Ph.D. is the postulator of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and director of the Mother Teresa Center; Age Bojaxhiu (niece of Mother Teresa) and her family; Delegation from Macedonia; Queen Sofía of Spain and other members of royal families; representatives of the diplomatic corps; hundred sister from the Missionaries of Charity from around the world as well as representatives of the various religious communities, priests and worshipers of Mother Teresa.