Mother Teresa Sainthood Inquiry Nearly Complete

From Associated Press

A two-year inquiry into the miracles needed to declare Mother Teresa a saint will be completed by Aug. 15, Calcutta's Roman Catholic Archbishop Henry D'Souza announced.

The Vatican normally spends two or three years examining submitted evidence, "but for Mother Teresa the Vatican may take less time," he said.

Mother Teresa, hailed as a "living saint" during her decades in Calcutta's slums, died in 1997 at age 87. Pope John Paul II waived the customary five-year waiting period to start the process toward declaring her a saint.

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