Pope Francis on Tuesday had approved Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood and set 4 September as the date for her canonisation.
A file photo of Mamata Banerjee. PTI
"We have now received an official confirmation from Vatican that Pope Francis has approved Mother's sainthood and set 4 September as the date for her canonisation. We are very excited and happy about it," Missionaries of Charity Spokesperson Sunita Kumar had said on Tuesday.
India granted Mother Teresa a state funeral after her death and her grave has since become a pilgrimage site