As the Vatican gears up to witness Pope Francis declare Mother Teresa as a saint on Sunday, people across the world turn online to catch a glimpse of the event. The canonization ceremony is set to begin at around 2 pm IST. The Vatican has uploaded a live video link for the purpose. The Missionaries of Charity center in Kolkata has set up three giant screens to air the canonization LIVE. Get the latest updates here.
“One of the screens will be in the courtyard, one will be inside Mother’s room and the third one will be at the chapel upstairs. Immediately after the event, at about 1 pm, there will be a thanksgiving. Prayers will be on from morning,” said spokesperson Sunita Kumar.
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The West Bengal government too will be putting up screens in different parts of the city to telecast the canonization. Authorities of the West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO), which had established the ‘Mother’s Wax Museum’, said screens will be set up across New Town. “A documentary depicting the life of Mother Teresa and her work across the world for the poor and downtrodden will also be screened,” said an official.
A 12-member central delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and two state government-level delegations from Delhi and West Bengal, led by Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee are in Vatican City to attend the ceremony.