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AVAILABLE EXPERT: Mother Teresa being named a saint

Friday, December 18, 2015

Queen’s University School of Medicine professor Jacalyn Duffin is available to comment on Mother Teresa of Calcutta being named a saint. The announcement was made by the Vatican Friday. Pope Francis has cleared the way for sainthood by approving a decree recognizing a second miracle attributed to her intercession with God – a necessary event for such a move in the Church.

“The long anticipated canonization of Mother Teresa relies on a centuries-old process involving biography and the ratification of miracles--and as is typical of many others, it entails some controversy,” says Dr. Duffin.

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