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Proud of Mother Teresa’s elevation to sainthood: PM Modi

Expressing his happiness over Mother Teresa’s elevation to sainthood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is a memorable and proud moment. The Pope today declared Mother Teresa as Saint Teresa at an event in

India TV Politics Desk, Vatican City [ Published on: September 04, 2016 18:20 IST ]
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Expressing his happiness over Mother Teresa’s elevation to sainthood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is a memorable and proud moment.

The Pope today declared Mother Teresa as Saint Teresa at an event in Vatican City.

"We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Catholic News Agency quoted the Pope as telling the thousands including many Indians who stood holding the Indian flag.

"For the honour of the Blessed Trinity, the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian life, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and our own, after due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our brother Bishops, we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said.

From India, a 12-member central delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and two state government-level delegations from Delhi and West Bengal led by Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee, respectively, was in attendance during the function.

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