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Mother Teresa to Be Made Saint of Roman Catholic Church: Vatican

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    Mother Teresa accompanied by children at her mission in Calcutta, India.

    Mother Teresa will be made a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said Friday.

    She will likely be canonized in September to coincide with the 19th anniversary of her death, according to an Italian Catholic Newspaper report.

    The Vatican said in a statement that the pope approved a second miracle — which is required for sainthood — performed by the nun, NBC News reported. It concerned the cure of a Brazilian man with a brain illness, according to the newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference. 

    Her Missionaries of Charity helped the poor on the streets of Kolkata, India, which won her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

    Mother Teresa died in 1997 and was beatified in 2003 for healing an Indian woman’s tumor through prayer.