Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to visit Mother Teresa’s sainthood ceremony in Vatican City


Aam Admi Party Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have received the invitation sent by Kolkata-based Missionaries of Charity on Wednesday.

Arvind Kejriwal is all set to attend Mother Teresa’s sainthood ceremony which will be held on September 4 in Vatican City.

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He will also accompany West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the ceremony.

A Noble Peace Prize winner, Mother Teresa will be considered as saint by Pope Francis. In 2003, she was beatified and declared as the first step to sainthood.

Just few months back, Pope Francis alleged that she will be declared as a saint on September 4 on her 19th death anniversary. Mother Teresa died in 1997 at the age of 87.

She was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu to an Albanian family in Macedonia on August 26, 1910 and later in 1931 she chooses her name as “Teresa”. Till 1946, Mother Teresa used to teach at St. Mary’s High School in Kolkata.

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Mother Teresa received Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1979. At the time of the award ceremony, she refused to choose the Nobel honour banquet. Moreover, she asked for the $192,000 prize money to be used for helping the poor people of India.