Mother Teresa to be made a saint

Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II waving to well-wishers, at the Nirmal Hriday Home, in Calcutta, 1986 Picture: Jean-Claude Delmas/ Getty Images

Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II waving to well-wishers, at the Nirmal Hriday Home, in Calcutta, 1986 Picture: Jean-Claude Delmas/ Getty Images

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Mother Teresa will be made a saint on September 4.

Pope Francis set the canonisation date, paving the way for the nun who cared for the poorest of the poor to become the centrepiece of his year-long focus on the Catholic Church’s merciful side.

The announcement was expected after Francis in December approved a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa’s intercession - the final hurdle to make her a saint.

The actual date falls on the eve of the 19th anniversary of her death.

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