On September 4, 2016, Mother Teresa was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta by Pope Francis.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church six years ago at a ceremony held in the square “St. Peter” declared Mother Teresa a Saint.
In front of more than tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican, Cardinal Angelo Amato – Prefect of the Congregation for the Proclamation of Saints, read a short biography of Mother Teresa’s works, and then asked the Pope to canonize her in the name of the Church.
Pope Francis replied: “Let’s carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those we meet during our journey, especially to those who suffer. We proclaim Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint and we enroll her among the saints, and she should be venerated as such by the whole Church.”