The Historical Day When the Pope Declared Mother Teresa a Saint

The Historical Day When the Pope Declared Mother Teresa a Saint

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(On Mother Teresa's 21st death anniversary, The Quint is republishing this piece from its archives. It was originally published on 4 September, 2016)

Mother Teresa was proclaimed the Saint of Calcutta in a canonisation ceremony by the Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City.

Thousands of pilgrims and nuns belonging to Missionaries of Charity thronged the St Peter’s Square.

Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj along with an Indian delegation also attended the ceremony.

Among others, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee and Derek O’ Brien were also present at the ceremony. Earlier in the day, Union Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha unveiled a commemorative postage stamp to honour Mother Teresa.

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