Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint

Posted at 9:46 AM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 10:59:48-04

VATICAN CITY — Pilgrims flooded Vatican City to see Mother Teresa declared a saint.

Many around the globe watched from home, including worshipers at a North Lake church that just changed its name to 'Saint Teresa Parish.'

Archbishop Jerome Listecki dedicated his entire homily to her.

The church was formerly called 'Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish.'

Listecki gifted the parish a large photo of Saint Teresa smiling in honor of this moment.

He shared an important lesson he believes others can learn from.

"For us in the world power is always status. The most powerful person in Christianity is a saint, this is a saint we honored today," said Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

The Catholic church calls her a saint in part because a Calcutta woman was cured of cancer. It happened after she looked at a picture of Saint Teresa. This was one of two miracles needed to fulfill the church's requirements for canonization.