Stage set for Mother Teresa’s canonization

Preparations are done for the canonization of Mother Teresa on Sunday. She will be declared a saint in canonisation ceremony by Pope Francis in Vatican city.

The canonization ceremony will take place on 5th September 1997, that is, her 19th death anniversary.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead the official delegation from India.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday described Mother Teresa as a “symbol of service and compassion” and recalled her “extraordinary power of love”.

“A symbol of service and compassion. Mother Teresa showed the world the extraordinary power of love. We celebrate today that enduring legacy of love,” his office tweeted.

Another tweet from congress followed: “Every Indian takes immense pride in the canonization of Mother Teresa as Saint Teresa.”

The world famous and respected nun worked for the poor almost her whole life in Kolkata. All her dedication and social work recognized her as a global figure.

Representation for the canonisation ceremony adds more people: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Wefornews Bureau

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