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VATICAN CITY – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is to be made a Saint. Pope Francis on Thursday, 17 Dec 2015, authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree regarding a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa (nee Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu).
Blessed Teresa, known around the world as Mother Teresa was born on 26 August 1910 and died on 5 September 1997. She was foundress of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity and the Missionaries of Charity.
Other decrees authorised by the Holy Father concerned the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Giuseppe Ambrosoli, professed priest of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus; born 25 July 1923 and died 27 March 1987;
The heroic virtues of Servant of God Adolfo (nee Lanzuela Leonardo Martínez), professed religious of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; He was born on 8 November 1894 and died 14 March 1976;
The heroic virtues of Servant of God Henry Hahn, Laico; born 29 August 1800 and died on 11 March 1882.
The Pope’s approval for these decrees came during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato SDB, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. – Vatican Radio