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Sainthood for Mother Teresa

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 00:52

Mother Teresa, the Nobel laureate known for dedicating her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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It's official. The Vatican announces Friday that Mother Teresa will made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis cleared the way for sainthood -- approving a decree recognizing a second miracle attributed to her -- which involved the inexplicable healing of a Brazilian man who was suffering from a viral brain infection. Known as the "saint of the gutters," Mother Teresa is expected to be canonized in early September next year. It is not clear if the ceremony will take place in Rome or if the Pope will travel to India to preside over it. Mother Teresa was born in 1910 and died in 1997. While she was celebrated by the rich and famous -- it was for her work with the poor that she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

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Sainthood for Mother Teresa

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 00:52