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The committee of senior clerics that approves elevations to sainthood is due to meet from around 0900 GMT with the long-awaited green light seen as a formality, less than two decades after her death. Pope Francis will then sign a decree approving the canonisation of the 1979 Nobel peace prize winner and announce a date and venue for it to happen. The Albanian nun and missionary will be one of five candidates for sainthood considered at Tuesday's session, but by far the most high-profile.
Questions have also been raised over the Missionaries of Charity's finances, as well as conditions in the order's hospices. A series of her letters published in 2007 also caused some consternation among admirers, as it became clear that she had suffered crises of faith for most of her life
She is revered by many Catholics but has also been attacked as a "religious imperialist" who attempted to foist her beliefs on an impoverished community in which they had no indigenous roots
originally posted by: Bigburgh
Star and Flag..
Not a religious person. I have my respect. And as a sister smacks a ruler on my knuckles. I could have sworn she was Sainted already. It's been my assumption for the last 5 years.
Thanks for the schooling. I know someone that needs to see this. 😊⛪
Academics suggest Hitch called it right on Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa wasn't so very saintly, a new study reports.
Canadian academics trawled through 96 per cent of all originally researched literature on the Catholic icon and concluded that her reputation as one of the holiest women of the twentieth century was the product of hype.
Researchers allege missing funds for humanitarian work and homes for the poor that did not offer the medical care they required, leaving many to die.
originally posted by: PhoenixOD
a reply to: Boscowashisnamo
Yes those were some of his better qualities....but what about the issues he and others have raised?
In 2003, Pope John Paul II approved the beatification of Mother Teresa. At the time, Christopher Hitchens called Mother Teresa “a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud,” arguing that “even more will be poor and sick if her example is followed.” On Friday, Pope Francis announced that he will make Mother Teresa a saint in 2016. Hitchens’ original essay is republished below.