Mother Teresa will be made a saint, the Vatican confirmed Friday, after Pope Francis approved of the second miracle required for her canonization.
The Vatican said the Pontiff signed off on the second miracle on Thursday. Mother Teresa was beatified in 2003 as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta for healing a woman’s tumor through divine intervention, but two miracles are required for sainthood. The second miracle, which Pope Francis decreed Thursday, involved curing a man of a viral brain infection.
Mother Teresa, who died in 1997 at age 87, was a beloved missionary whose work led to numerous awards and honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
More Must-Read Stories From TIME
- How an Online Pharmacy Sold Millions Worth Of Dubious COVID-19 Drugs — While Patients Paid the Price
- Why Literally Millions of Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs
- Meet the Women Participating in the Study That Could Change Future of Breast Cancer
- Inside the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Tomorrow's Business Leaders
- An Innovative Washington Law Aims to Get Foreign-Trained Doctors Back in Hospitals
- Why the Ex-Husband of a Missing Chinese Billionaire Is Risking All to Tell Their Story
- Timothée Chalamet Wants You to Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve