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Delhi's Archbishop welcomes decision to elevate Mother Teresa

Delhi's Archbishop welcomes decision to elevate Mother Teresa

Clearing the path for Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood, the Vatican has recognised a second miracle of the nun.

New Delhi: Delhi's Archbishop on Friday welcomed the Vatican decision to elevate Mother Teresa to sainthood saying the move will bring hope to those dedicated to the service of the poor. "I am extremely glad to hear about the recognition of second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa of Brazilian man, suffering from brain tumour being completely cured.

She was a true reflection of God's mercy and compassion to countless destitute people around the world," Delhi Archbishop Anil JT Couto said in a statement.

Clearing the path for Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood, the Vatican has recognised a second miracle of the nun. "There were questions raised about her real motive or hidden agenda of serving the poor. Her canonization to sainthood will bring hope and joy to everyone who dedicates oneself at the service of poor," he said.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity and spent 45-years serving the poor, the sick, the orphaned and the dying on the streets of Kolkata. Mother Teresa died at the age of 87 in Kolkata in 1997.