VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis confirms what everyone already knew. But here’s why the nun famous as the “saint of the gutters” may also become the “saint of the doubters.”
Articles tagged “Mother Teresa”
Sister Nirmala Joshi, age 80 at her death on Sunday, expanded the Missionaries of Charity around the world from it’s Kolkata base.
(RNS) According to a growing chorus of prominent Bible scholars, Jesus was speaking about persecuted Christians rather than the poor.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) Religious conversion has become a highly emotive issue in India recently, with debate whipped up by some supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who see multi-faith Indian as a Hindu-first nation.
(RNS) Saying he dislikes dogmatic figures on either end of the religious spectrum, Tomas Halik said his work is aimed at “seekers,” the segment of those asking questions about religious and spiritual issues but unaffiliated with religion or atheism.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) If Pope John Paul II is declared a saint later this year, as expected, he would become a saint only eight years after his death, easily beating the record of 27 years set by Opus Dei founder Josemaria Escriva, who was declared a saint in 2002.
(RNS) On September 5, 1997, the world mourned when Mother Teresa, whose work with the poorest of the poor made her a global icon, died of a heart ailment at age 87. Five years later, the world did a double take, when a volume of Teresa's private letters revealed that the tireless, smiling nun spent the last 39 years of her life in internal agony. By David Van Biema.