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India: Churches celebrate canonization of Mother Teresa


Churches in India, celebrate in the honor of canonization of Mother Teresa. Champion humanitarian Mother Teresa would be declared a Saint by Pope Francis, at the Vatican on Sunday September 4. Prior to Mother Teresa’s canonization celebrations have erupted in Mumbai, Thane and Vasai.

Canonization of Mother Teresa

In order to attend the canonization ceremony Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, left for Rome on August 1, Thursday. Father Nigel Barrett spokesperson of the Archdiocese said, “His Eminence is delighted that Blessed Mother Teresa is being elevated to sainthood. He has indicated that we need to honor Mother Teresa by emulating her in bringing God’s love to the marginalized and downtrodden. It is all the more heartening that the canonization takes place in the Jubilee Year of Mercy because Mother Teresa embodied mercy.”

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Furthermore, I C Church in Borivli is all set to host a prayer service on Friday while at the same time a documentary on Mother Teresa would be screened. While speaking in this regard, Parish priest Father Barthol Barretto said, “We have invited Sister M Praxydes, superior of the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan at Vile Parle, to share her missionary life experiences with parishioners. Afterwards we will offer thanksgiving to God for giving us Indians one more saint on whose life we can reflect.”

Archbishop of Vasai Dr. Felix Machado will be conducting a special mass at Blessed Mother Teresa Church near Virar station on Sunday while the Pontiff will be announcing sainthood. Following the mass, the church will be renamed Saint Teresa in honor of her canonization.