Miracle Attributed to Mother Teresa Is Tentatively Recognized

ROME, OCT. 1, 2002 (Zenit.org).- Vatican officials have tentatively recognized as authentic a miracle attributed to Mother Teresa of Calcutta, sources told ZENIT.

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The news came out of a meeting today of cardinals and bishops of the Vatican Congregation for Sainthood Causes.

This recognition must still be formally approved in order to open the way for the beatification of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity.

The official decree on the authenticity of the miracle could be signed by the Pope during next December’s plenary assembly of the congregation. A beatification could then be scheduled, maybe as early as next spring.

The miracle, one of many linked to Mother Teresa, is the cure of a young Indian woman who suffered from an abdominal tumor. Her cure was described earlier by a scientific commission as “scientifically inexplicable.”

Mother Teresa died Sept. 5, 1997. She was born to an Albanian family of Skopje in 1910. She was baptized Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.

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