The popular catholic icon, Mother Teresa was on Sunday morning canonized into sainthood. In a mass presided by Pope Francis, Mother Teresa became the newest saint according to the Catholic Church.
“We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint and we enroll her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church.…. Mother Teresa spent her life bowing down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity.…She made her voice heard before the powers of the world, so that they might recognize their guilt for the crimes of poverty they themselves created.” -Pope Francis
However, the move by the Pope to canonize Mother Teresa has faced sharp criticism, as a section of non-supporters claiming the new saint was unfit to be given such status. The critics claim that Mother Teresa was a critic, and that the services she gave during her time were “unhygienic and substandard”