The Catholic Church has begun to move Mother Teresa along the steps toward sainthood, and she was beatified in 2003. Her official title is now Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Update: Mother Teresa, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India, will become a saint on September 4-2016, Pope Francis announced Tuesday.The date on which she will be proclaimed a saint falls on the eve of the anniversary of her death, which occurred on September 5, 1997. Pope John Paul II waived the requirement of waiting five years after a person's death to pursue the path to sainthood and opened Mother Teresa's Cause of Canonization less than two years after her death.
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