Mother Teresa has been declared a saint by Pope Francis on Sunday at a canonisation ceremony held in Vatican City. The canonization on September 4 comes on the eve of her 19th death anniversary. She will now be known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The canonization ceremony began at 2 pm IST and was followed by an Eucharistic celebration.
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 were in Vatican City to attend the ceremony.
Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997. On October 19, 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
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