Vatican: Would be nice if Mother Teresa made saint in 2016

Updated: Nov 19, 2015, 10:58 IST | PTI

Would be nice if Mother Teresa made saint in 2016 Vatican City: A Vatican official says it's too soon to say if Mother Teresa will be made a saint during the 2016 Holy Year of Mercy.

Vatican: Would be nice if Mother Teresa made saint in 2016 Vatican City: A Vatican official says it's too soon to say if Mother Teresa will be made a saint during the 2016 Holy Year of Mercy.

There's been speculation the nun who worked with the destitute and dying in India would be made saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony during the Holy Year, which runs from December 8 till November 20, 2016.

The Italian bishops conference daily Avvenire today, citing Italian news agency AGI, called September 4 a "probable" date.

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi stressed that Francis still needs to approve a miracle attributed to Mother Teresa's intercession before she can become a saint.

Lombardi said canonization "would be lovely" and called the possibility she would be made a saint next year a "reasonable hypothesis, desire" by admirers.

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