Mother Teresa to be made a saint in September

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
In this file photo, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, holding a rose, is welcomed by sister nuns of her order upon arrival in Rome from India Friday, May 16 1997.

THE VATICAN (WABC) -- Pope Francis has declared a date for the canonization of Mother Teresa.

Mother Teresa will be canonized on Sept. 4

She was beatified in 2003 by Pope John Paul II after being attributed to a first miracle, answering an Indian woman's prayers to cure her brain tumor, according to the Vatican. One miracle is needed for beatification, described by the Catholic Church as recognition of a person's entrance into heaven - while sainthood requires two.

Francis officially cleared Mother Teresa for sainthood on Dec. 17, 2015, recognizing her "miraculous healing" of a Brazilian man, abscesses, the Vatican said.

Four others also will be canonized.