Friday, 9 September 2016

Mother Teresa declared a saint

Mother Teresa declared a Saint
Pope Francis, the leader of Roman Catholic Church, canonised Mother Teresa at a ceremony on September 4th 2016 in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.

Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia on August 26th 1910 as Anjene Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. After having lived in Macedonia for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived most of her life.

In 1950, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata. Teresa was the recipient of numerous honours, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and Bharat Ratna in 1980. She was canonised (recognised by the church as a saint) on 4 September 2016, and the anniversary of her death, 5 September, was made her feast day. She is now known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

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