The new Pope has declared that Mother Teresa is a saint, but strangely remains silent on the problem of pedos lurking in the clergy.
I guess his priorities are elsewhere.
Tens of thousands of pilgrims have flocked to St Peter’s Square for the Mass and canonisation.
Two miraculous cures of the sick after Mother Teresa’s death in 1997 have been attributed to her intercession.
In India, a special Mass was celebrated at the Missionaries of Charity, the order she founded in Kolkata.
Many pilgrims arrived at the Vatican before dawn on Sunday to get a good spot for the ceremony.
Cardinal Angelo Amato read a brief biography of Mother Teresa’s work, then asked the Pope to canonise her in the name of the Church.
Pope Francis responded: “After due deliberation and frequent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our brother bishops, we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint and we enrol her among the saints, decreeing that she is to be venerated as such by the whole Church.”
Hundreds of Missionaries of Charity sisters attended the event, along with 13 heads of state or government.
Some 1500 homeless people across Italy have also been brought to Rome in buses to be given seats of honour at the celebration – and then a pizza lunch served by 250 nuns and priests of the Sisters of Charity order.
Oh great, some homeless people got a seat in a square…tomorrow they will still be homeless.
I’m a Christian but really struggle to believe in saints.