Didi hails Mother: Mamata expresses happiness over Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed happiness over Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood.

"Very, very happy with the good news that The Pope announces Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata will be made a
Saint on September 4," she tweeted.

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

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

PTI


Updated Date: Mar 16, 2016 13:57 PM

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