As Mother Teresa Becomes a Saint, Controversies Linger
The late nun and charity worker will be honored by the Vatican Sunday, after a relatively quick canonization process.
On September 4, Mother Teresa will be elevated to sainthood when Pope Francis canonizes her at the Vatican. The late nun, already called Saint of the Gutters and who won the Nobel Prize in 1979, is widely known for her decades spent caring for the poor and sick in Kolkata, India.
Many Catholics and non-Catholics alike admire her, but her canonization is not without controversy.
Millions, if not billions, of people around the world have long loved the woman who has become a symbol for service to the least fortunate. World leaders received and honored her, including Ronald Reagan, Indira Gandhi, Princess Diana, and the Dalai Lama. Mother Teresa received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and an honorary doctorate from the