It’s official: Pope will declare Mother Teresa a saint Sept. 4

March 15, 2016 1:18 PM

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ROME — Pope Francis has approved a Sept. 4 date for Mother Teresa of Kolkata, one of the most iconic Catholic figures of the 20th century, to formally be declared a saint of the Catholic Church.

The other new saints are Argentine Rev. José Gabriel Rosario Brochero, Polish Rev. Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczynski, Swedish Bridgettine Sister Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad, and Mexican martyr José Sánchez del Río.

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