Mother Teresa declared a saint before thousands at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Mother Teresa, widely known as the Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India’s poor, is now officially considered a saint by the Catholic church.

Pope Francis led the canonization mass in front of a crowd of thousands at the Vatican this morning.

Mother TeresaCatholics from around the world squeezed into St. Peter’s Square to hear the message. Also in attendance, 1,500 homeless people and 13 heads of state of government.

Additionally, hudreds of nuns from the Missionaries of Charity sisterhood founded by Mother Teresa were also at the mass to celebrate the nun, who died 19 years ago today.


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