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Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint

Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity group founded by Mother Teresa is illuminated with a huge portrait of her displayed in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising the tiny nun for having taken in society's most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the
Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity group founded by Mother Teresa is illuminated with a huge portrait of her displayed in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising the tiny nun for having taken in society's most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the "crimes of poverty they themselves created." (Bikas Das / AP)

Francis held up Mother Teresa as the model for a Catholic Church that goes to the peripheries to find poor, wounded souls during a canonization Mass that drew an estimated 120,000 people – rich and poor, powerful and homeless – to a sun-filled St. Peter’s Square.

“Let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey, especially those who suffer,” Francis said in his homily. Full story.



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