Mother Teresa canonized, becomes Saint Teresa
Q. Which Nobel peace prize laureate has been recognised globally through a canonisation at St.Peter’s Square in Vatican City on September 4, 2016?- Published on 06 Sep 16
a. Nelson Mandela
b. Dalai Lama
c. Mother Teresa
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Mother Teresa
A ceremony was held to proclaim Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mother Teresa as a saint in St.Peter’s Square at Vatican City.
- The ceremony drew 100,000 pilgrims from across the world.
- Pope Francis who presided over the ceremony in Latin, said that "For the honour of the Blessed Trinity … we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Kolkata to be a saint and we enrol her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church.”
- The pope also said though the nun had been declared a Saint, she will always be Mother Teresa to the Catholic family
- Millions of Catholics revere her as a model of compassion and among the assembled crowd were 1500 poor people looked after by Italian branches of Saint Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity.
- In Kolkata where Saint Teresa was laid to rest, nuns and followers clutching flowers flocked to her tomb for her proclamation.
- Canonisation was also celebrated in Skopje the capital of modern Macedonia where Mother Teresa was born of Albanian parents in 1910 and became a nun at the age of 16.
- The 19th anniversary of her death at 87 is just a single dat ahead of her canonisation.
- Mother Teresa healed an Indian woman from stomach cancer in 1998 and a Brazilian man from brain infection in 2008.