Mother Teresa Could be Canonized Next September

via Vatican Insider:

Mother Teresa will be proclaimed a saint next September: this is according to Italian news agency AGI, which also mentioned 5 September – the feast day of the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta – as a possible date for the celebration. The date, which will fall on a Monday, marks the 106th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa, born Anjëzë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. The nun was born in Skopje, Albania and became a symbol of love for the poor, living among them in the streets of Calcutta. It is far more likely, however, that the canonisation will take place a day earlier, on Sunday 4 December that is.

But some further steps are needed before the canonisation can become official. Vatican insider has learnt that the miracle attributed to Mother Teresa’s intercession, will be examined by cardinals and bishops from the Congregation of the Causes of Saints next month.  Although cardinals do not carry out an examination as such – this is done by the dicastery’s medical council and the outcome in this case was positive –, they could ask for further evidence, which could prolong the whole process. Once the Congregation’s bishops and cardinals have deliberated, the Prefect presents the decision to the Pope, who approves the miracle and announces the date of the canonisation ceremony at the Consistory of cardinals.