Mother Teresa to be made a saint in September

Mother Teresa (L) gives her blessing to a child at the Gift of Love Home on October 20, 1993, in Singapore. The 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner is on a stop-over while enroute to China where she will set up a fist home for Chinese handicapped children in Shanghai. AFP PHOTO ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

ROME (WIVB) — Mother Teresa, a Albanian nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, will be made a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on September 4th.

The announcement was made by Pope Francis.

In the Roman Catholic church, saints are people who Catholics are to consider role models. They are also believed to have the ability to intercede with God on another person’s behalf when help is requested through prayer.

Typically, the Pope must recognize two miracles performed by someone in order for them to be a candidate for sainthood.

Mother Teresa’s first miracle was recognized by Pope John Paul II, and the second by Pope Francis.

According to Avvenire, the Catholic Bishops’ association’s official newspaper, a Brazilian man with a number of brain tumors was healed after a number of people prayed to Mother Teresa.

Along with that, CNN says no scientific explanation was found after a 30-year-old Indian woman prayed to Mother Teresa and was cured of stomach cancer.

Mother Teresa died in 1997 at the age of 87. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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