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Pope approves canonization of Mother Teresa as "Avvenire"

Pope Francisco this afternoon signed the decree authorizing the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who will go to the altar as the holy month of September, the Catholic newspaper "Avvenire" reported today.


The newspaper said that the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta will be published next February, during the ordinary consistory, and to be made a saint on September 4, 2016, under the extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

His canonization occurs after the Catholic Church has unanimously approved the "extraordinary healing" of a Brazilian man in 2008 who was terminally ill by severe brain problems.

The alleged miracle occurred in December of that year, when the patient, and in a coma, was to be operated, although technical problems surgery had to be postponed for half an hour.

Upon returning to the operating room, as he relates, "Avvenire," the doctor to sit asymptomatic, awake, fully conscious patient was found and wondering why he was there.

The doctor explained during the study of this alleged miracle he has not seen "never a case like this" and all similar patients he had treated in his seventeen year career had died.

Subsequent analysis of the patient revealed healing of brain pathology in a short time frame and without sequelae, so the man and was able to resume his life and work.

Testimonial evidence during this event study reported that people close to the patient much prayed to Mother Teresa, Blessed of the patient's wife is especially devoted.

The study of this miracle began in June this year in the Brazilian diocese of Santos and with approval from the pope will end a process that was already beatificad in 2003, during the pontificate of John Paul II.

Mother Teresa, whose name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born on August 20, 1910 in Skopje, capital of present Republic of Macedonia, which then belonged to Albania.

During his life he founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity and was known for his zeal for the poor and disadvantaged, so it became awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

His funeral in Calcutta on September 5, 1997 was a national event in India and millions of poor people accompanied his body through the streets of the city and the funeral was also attended by heads of state and governments around the world.

The path to sainthood has several steps.

The first is that the pope recognized the heroic virtues of a person who happens to be considered "Venerable Servant of God."

The successive steps are beatification and canonization.

For a venerable be beatified is necessary that a miracle has occurred due to his intercession and to be canonized, made holy, you need a second miracle, which must occur after being beatified.

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