St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be 'Mother' Teresa, pope says

 Pope Francis blesses a Missionaries of Charity sister after celebrating the canonization Mass of St. Teresa of Kolkata in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Pope Francis blesses a Missionaries of Charity sister after celebrating the canonization Mass of St. Teresa of Kolkata in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the "Saint of the Gutters" suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for people who live in poverty.

Despite the formality of the occasion though, "her sanctity is so close to us, so tender and fruitful, that spontaneously we will continue to call her 'Mother Teresa,'" Pope Francis said to applause at the canonization Mass Sept. 4.

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