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Relics of St Teresa venerated in Rome following canonization

The celebration of the life and sanctity of Mother Teresa of Calcutta will continue in Rome in the days following her canonization on Sunday.

On Monday, the 19th anniversary of St Teresa’s death, the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the canonization, with tens of thousands of pilgrims expected to attend. Later on Monday, the relics of Mother Teresa will be moved to the Papal Archbasilica of St John Lateran – the Cathedral of Rome – where they will be exposed for the veneration of the faithful.

The veneration of the relics will continue on Wednesday and Thursday in the church of Saint Gregory on the Celian Hill (San Gregorio al Celio). On those days, the faithful will also have the opportunity to visit the rooms of Mother Teresa in the convent of the Missionaries of Charity next to the church. The Missionaries operate a homeless shelter near San Gregorio, in addition to numerous other charitable enterprises in Rome.


(from Vatican Radio)


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