Mother Teresa to be canonised in Rome in September

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Pope Francis has recognised a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, clearing the way for the Roman Catholic nun to be made a saint next year, the BBC reports.

The miracle involved the healing of a Brazilian man with several brain tumours, the Vatican said.

Mother Teresa died in 1997 and was beatified – the first step towards sainthood – in 2003.

She won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in the slums of Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta).

“The Holy Father has authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to proclaim the decree concerning the miracle attributed to the intercession of blessed Mother Teresa,” the Vatican said on Friday.

She is expected to be canonised in Rome in September.

Beatification requires one miracle by the Catholic Church, while the process of becoming recognised as a saint requires proof of at least two miracles.

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