Mother Teresa declared a saint by Catholic Church

September 4, 2016 11:46 AM

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Mother Teresa declared a saint by Catholic Church

VATICAN CITY – 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."

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.

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