Mother Teresa to be made a saint in September

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Pope Francis has declared a date for the canonization of Mother Teresa. (WPVI)

Pope Francis has declared a date for the canonization of Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa will be officially named a saint on Sept. 4, 2016.

She was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II after a first miracle was attributed to her.

The Vatican determined that Mother Teresa answered an Indian woman's prayers to cure her brain tumor.

One miracle is needed for beatification - described by the Catholic Church as the recognition of a person's entrance into Heaven - while sainthood requires two.

Francis officially cleared Mother Teresa for sainthood on Dec. 17, 2015, recognizing her "miraculous healing" of a Brazilian man who suffered from abscesses, the Vatican said.

Four others also will be canonized on Sept. 4.

In this file photo, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, holding a rose, is welcomed by sister nuns of her order upon arrival in Rome from India Friday, May 16 1997.


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