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September 4, 2016 8:48 AM Pope Francis declares Mother Teresa a saint

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Sunday (Sep 4) declared revered nun Mother Teresa a saint in a canonisation mass at St Peter's square. "For the honour of the Blessed Trinity... we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) to be a Saint and we enroll her among the Saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church 6

September 4, 2016 5:04 AM Mother Teresa elevated to sainthood

VATICAN CITY: Mother Teresa, the celebrated nun whose work with the poor of Kolkata made her an instantly recognisable global figure, will be proclaimed a saint on Sunday. Pope Francis will preside over a solemn canonisation mass in the presence of 100,000 pilgrims and with a giant haloed portrait of Teresa smiling down from St Peter's Basilica 5

September 4, 2016 12:41 AM Mother Teresa to be made saint at Vatican ceremony today

Pope Francis receives a garland from a nun of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity during the audience for workers ad volunteers of Mercy at the Vatican, September 3, 2016. — Reuters picVATICAN CITY, Sept 4 — Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a Nobel peace laureate known as the “saint of the gutters” during her lifetime, will be made a saint of the Roman 12

September 3, 2016 7:43 AM AP EXPLAINS: Saints, miracles and Mother Teresa

The process to find a new saint usually begins in the diocese where he or she lived or died; in Mother Teresa's case, Kolkata. A postulator — essentially the cheerleader spearheading the project — gathers testimony and documentation and presents the case to the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints. If the congregation's experts agree the candidate 9

September 2, 2016 11:45 AM Mother Teresa's mission lives on in Kolkata, grows worldwide

KOLKATA, India On the eve of her canonization as a Roman Catholic saint, and 19 years after her death, the order founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta is going strong - even without her charismatic leadership. The Missionaries of Charity gained world renown, and Mother Teresa a Nobel peace prize, by caring for the dying, the homeless and orphans gathered 5

September 2, 2016 10:21 AM Mother Teresa fought poverty as an evil — and lived it as a virtue

On Sunday, Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa, who will be known as St. Teresa of Calcutta. It would probably be impossible to come up with a modern man or woman who better fits the world’s understanding of saintliness. Her spare, wiry figure, her white sari with its blue stripes: these became icons of radical self-giving. Her life was a long and moving 18

August 30, 2016 11:39 PM Tom Jackson shouldn't be remembered as a victim: sister

British backpacker Tom Jackson died from horrible wounds he suffered trying to save the life of another traveller but his family doesn't want him to be remembered as a victim. Instead, in a touching tribute, the 30-year-old's sister, Olivia, called for those who loved him to remember him as a friend. Tom Jackson dies in Townsville hospital, almost a week after 10

August 30, 2016 6:26 PM AP Documents 72 Mass Graves Left by IS Militants

HARDAN, Iraq — Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors. The five graves arranged at the foot of Sinjar mountain hold the bodies of dozens of minority 6

August 30, 2016 11:40 AM 72 mass graves contain thousands massacred by Islamic State, AP finds

The Yazidi faith, one of the region's oldest, has elements of Christianity and Islam but is distinct. Yazidis worship the Peacock Angel, fallen and forgiven by God under their tradition, and their shrines feature carved images of the birds and references to the sun. Muslim extremists condemned them as "devil worshippers" and over the centuries have subjected 9

August 26, 2016 4:56 PM US bishops join Iranian Muslim leaders in call for end to terrorism, weapons of mass destruction

The Catholic bishops of the US have joined with Iranian Muslim leaders in a call for the abolition of weapons of mass destruction and an end to terrorist violence. "We regard the development and use of weapons of mass destruction and acts of terrorism as immoral," said the joint statement released this week. They asked national leaders to reject the acquisition 28