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Historical Events  Religion
Mother Teresa

Wasn't she already canonised?

MMDE: Made a saint in the 1990's

Current: Made a saint in 2016

Many people were surprised to hear Mother Teresa was being made a Saint, or Canonised, in 2016 because they thought she already was one.

Some even remember this happening whilst she was alive, which is unprecedented. They recall Pope John Paul II performing the ceremony.

Could these people just be confusing the sainthood ceremony with the many others she was honoured at, such as winning the Nobel Peace prize, the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize and India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna?

There is also something unusual regarding the process, which doesn't seem to be in doubt. The beatification process traditionally only began 5 years after the person's death, but this was waived by Pope John Paul II in 1997.

Saint Teresa

People have pointed out a discrepancy - if she had been canonised whilst alive, we'd all have been calling her Saint Teresa. Or maybe we did - in another timeline.