Big news coming out of the Vatican – Pope Francis has approved a second miracle involving Mother Teresa, a move that will allow her to officially become a saint in the eyes of the Catholic Church.
Via the New York Times:
Pope Francis has signed off on the miracle needed to make Mother Teresa a saint, giving the tiny nun who cared for the poorest of the poor one of the Catholic Church’s highest honors just two decades after her death.
The Vatican said Friday that Francis approved a decree attributing a miracle to Mother Teresa’s intercession during an audience with the head of the Vatican’s saint-making office on Thursday, his 79th birthday.
No date was set for the canonization, but Italian media have speculated that the ceremony will take place in the first week of September — to coincide with the anniversary of her death and during Francis’ Holy Year of Mercy.
The miracle that Pope Francis approved involved a Brazilian man who was unexpectedly cured from several brain tumors in 2008 after his priest prayed for Mother Teresa’s intervention with God.
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Mother Teresa’s life work was so revered that she received a Nobel Peace Prize for her work in aiding the poor in Calcutta, India.
Now she will become a saint, which is even more fantastic news both for her and the Church.
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