Sainthood

  • Sculpture of Pope John Paul II decried as ugly May 21, 2011

    Rome: A new, modernist sculpture of Pope John Paul II is turning into a monumental bust. The Vatican on Friday slammed the giant artwork outside Rome's Termini Train Station, saying it doesn't even resemble the late pontiff. Some Romans and tourists say the bronze statue looks more like Italy's wartime dictator...
  • Pope Benedict set to beatify John Paul II January 13, 2011

    Vatican City: Former Pope John Paul II will move a step closer to sainthood this week when his successor Pope Benedict approves the case for his beatification, Vatican sources said Wednesday. In "a few days" the Vatican's Prefect for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, is expected present Benedict with...
  • Mother Teresa, the saviour of the destitute August 27, 2010

    Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu or as we know her as Mother Teresa, dedicated her entire life to serve the poor and helpless as she responded to the call of God. ...
  • Remembering Mother: Is compassion missing in new India? August 27, 2010

    On Mother Teresa's birth centenary we ask whether there is a lack of compassion in new India. ...
  • Sainthood status eludes Mother Teresa August 24, 2010

    Baruipur, West Bengal: Even though the world eagerly awaits the elevation of Mother Teresa to sainthood as she approaches 100 this Thursday, this may not be possible soon as the Church is still looking for an 'acceptable' miracle attributed to her, a prelate has said here in West Bengal. "We are...
  • Kerala nun to be saint before Mother Teresa March 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Sister Alphonsa from Kerala will become the first nun from India to be canonised by the Vatican ahead of Mother Teresa. She will become Saint Alphonsa on October 12 this year. The date was announced after a formal meeting of the Pope and other cardinals in the Vatican...
  • Vatican makes it tougher to be a saint February 19, 2008

    Vatican City: The Vatican is making it tougher to become a saint. New procedures announced today call for more "rigour" and "sobriety" by bishops deciding to begin the process of beatification and determining the required miracles. Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, head of the Vatican's sainthood office, recently suggested that the Vatican was...
  • Crisis of faith: Mother Teresa more human than saint? September 6, 2007

    Wednesday was the 10th death anniversary of Mother Teresa, eulogised across the world by many sobriquets like “the saint of the gutter” and “the messiah of love” for the poorest of the poor. Yet she has some fierce critics, who call her a fanatic, a fundamentalist and even a fraud....
  • Mother Teresa's canonisation not at risk August 25, 2007

    London: A day after it was revealed that Mother Teresa had a deep crisis of faith in God for the last four decades of her life, the Vatican has said her path to sainthood will not be affected by the controversy. "Mother Teresa has already been beatified. For her canonisation as...