“For the honour of the Blessed Trinity… we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) to be a Saint and we enroll her among the Saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church,” the pontiff said in Latin.
With these words, Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who served poor for years became was declared a saint by Pope Francis on Sunday.
For the celebration at birthplace of St. Teresa a special envoy was sent to Skopje by the Pope. Soon after the process of canonization was completed massive celebrations was witnessed in India too.
Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, the ethnic Albanian Teresa helped the poor in India for most of her life.
In 1950, she got permission to open her own order in Kolkata, the Missionaries of Charity, with the purpose of caring for those who had no one to look after them. Today the order has 4,500 members and runs homes for the homeless in 133 countries. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
It was unfortunate to see that a bunch of twitterati claiming to be “Nationalist” were trending #FRAUDteresa as their protest against her canonization. They accused her for conversion of people to Christianity.