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Mother Teresa to be canonized in 2016

Sumel Sarker

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Mother Teresa to be canonized in 2016

20 May 2015, Nirapad News: Mother Teresa of Kolkata’s elevation to sainthood has been set for September 2016. A top Catholic cleric said, reports The Straits Times.

Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella was quoted by Italian media Tuesday as telling municipal officials in Rome that Pope Francis would canonize the nun celebrated for her work with the poor of Calcutta as part of the upcoming Jubilee Year declared by the pontiff.

A Vatican spokesman said however the canonization had not yet been approved and it was ‘premature to talk of this date having already been fixed’.

A celebration of the memory of Teresa has been scheduled for September 5, 2016 as part of the Jubilee program of events. Fisichella said she would be canonized the day before, on September 4.

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