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Mother Teresa’s Canonization to Be Sept. 4 in Rome

Decree of 5 Future Canonized Saints Signed at Ordinary Public Consistory This Morning, Including Mexican Child Martyr

Mother Teresa will become a canonized saint Sept. 4 in Rome.

This morning this became official when Pope Francis signed the decree for the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, and announced the date and venue of the ceremony for her and four others.

The Pope signed the declaration at the ordinary public consistory of cardinals and promoters of the causes of the saints in the Vatican, which formally ended the process of approving a new saint.

There has been much speculation that Blessed Mother Teresa’s canonization would be held Sept. 4.

On Oct. 19, 2003, Mother Teresa was beatified after Pope St. John Paul II recognized her miraculous healing of an Indian woman with a tumor in her abdomen.

On Dec. 17, 2015, Pope Francis recognized the miraculous healing from the late sister’s intercession of a Brazilian man with multiple brain abscesses.

The consistory also approved and confirmed the following canonizations for four other blessed:

June 5, 2016:

  • Blessed Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad, a Swedish Lutheran convert who established the Bridgettine order in her nation,
  • Blessed Stanislaus Papczynski of Poland, who founded the Marians of the Immaculate Conception

Oct. 16, 2016:

  • Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio, a 14-year-old Mexican boy who was killed for refusing to renounce his faith in the 1920s during the Cristero War
  • Argentine Blessed Jose Gabriel del Rosario, referred to as the ‘gaucho priest’

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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