RELIGION
03/15/2016 06:13 am ET

Pope: Mother Teresa Of Calcutta To Be Made A Roman Catholic Saint In September

Before her death in 1997, she dedicated her life to helping the poor.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on Sept. 4, Pope Francis said on Tuesday.'

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Mother Teresa died in 1997 at the age of 87.

Francis made the announcement at a meeting of cardinals to give the final approval to several sainthood causes.

Last December, he cleared the way for sainthood for the Nobel peace laureate, who died in 1997 at the age of 87.

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