Vatican announces consistory to approve canonization of Mother Teresa

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve the canonization of five men and women, including Women religious celebrate Mass in front of the tomb of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata in this Dec. 18, 2015, file photo from India. (CNS photo/Piyal Adhikary, EPA), the Vatican announced. The March 15 consistory…

If miracle approved, Blessed Teresa could be canonized Sept. 4

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican calendar for the Year of Mercy deliberately set aside Sept. 4, 2016, as a possible date for the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, if her sainthood cause is concluded by then. The canonization would be celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square at the end of a…