Mother Teresa Canonization

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Mother Teresa, a catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India’s poor, has been declared a saint.
Pope Francis delivering a canonization mass in the Vatican.
Fox news senior foreign affairs correspondent Amy Kellogg has more from Rome…
The Catholic Church bestowing one of its highest honors on mother Teresa…
Pope Francis declaring the Albanian nun a saint…

Pope says: “let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those who we meet along our journey.”

Tens of thousands of pilgrims attended the canonization…
A huge portrait of mother Teresa hung from St. Peter’s basilica during the colorful ceremony.
Some 1,500 homeless people across Italy were bused into the Vatican and given seats of honor at the mass…and served a pizza lunch by nuns.

Nanty pilgrim says: “the teachings of mother Teresa have helped me a lot to understand the concept of love.”

Known as the “saint of the gutters” — mother Teresa was revered for her work with the poor.
In India – a special mass was celebrated at the missionaries of charity — the order she founded in Kolkata (Calcutta).

Chakraborti says: “the way she used to love people, poor people, and everybody. This canonization’s is a process, but in our mind she is already a saint.”

Mother Teresa died in 1997 at the age of 87 — and was beatified in 2003, the first step towards sainthood.
Pope Francis then cleared the way last year when he recognized a second miracle attributed to her.
On Sunday — the pontiff admitted he may find it hard to call her ‘Saint Teresa” since her tenderness was so maternal…

Pope says: “I think that maybe we will have some difficulty calling her saint Teresa, that in spontaneity we will continue to say mother Teresa.”

Monday will be the 19th anniversary of mother Teresa’s death – making her canonization astonishingly rapid by church standards…
Only pope john Paul ii, canonized 2 years ago, was declared a saint faster in the modern era.
In Rome, Amy Kellogg, Fox News.

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