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During the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has approved the second miracle required for a canonization to take place; the Archbishop of Kolkata calls it a Christmas gift.

Pope Francis cleared the way for Mother Teresa of Kolkata to become a saint, after approving the second miracle of the late missionary, the Vatican announced Friday.

Mother Teresa, who died in 1997 at the age of 87, spent much of her life helping the poor living in slums in the eastern Indian city.

According to Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian Catholic bishops’ conference, Pope Francis approved the findings of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, which found the 2008 healing of a Brazilian man with a brain infection and kidney disease had been due to the intercession of Mother Teresa."--Francis X. Rocca and Joanna Sugden, The Wall Street Journal

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